Saturday, 7 November 2009

Water Rail at Brandon Marsh

Water Rail, Brandon Marsh N.R.

Water Rail

Saturday 7th November 2009

It was a lovely day, lets be fair. I had hoped the Purple Sand might stay at Draycote but the sky at dawn was as clear as a piece of blue paper with no writing or drawing on it so I opted for a wander round Brandon Marsh. I heard a couple of Cetti's and a Willow tit but didnt see a great deal except the tamest Water rail you could hope for. Even when a fellow photographer contrived to slide down a bank and barely manage to avoid a watery end, the bird continued on its way around the small pool. The long staying Greenshank was on East marsh but I was too late to see the Bittern flying over Newlands or the Sparrowhawk bathing in front of Carlton hide.

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