Wednesday 23rd March 2011
Visited Brandon Marsh yesterday and saw a Little ringed Plover, a Sand Martin and a Cetti's warbler. The Sand martin was showing great interest in the artificial nest holes and it must be very satisfying for those who put so much effort into building and maintaining nesting sites for birds to see them being used so readily.
Today I only had enough time for a brief visit to Ladywalk where I managed to miss seeing about 6 Waxwings by as many minutes. There were 2 Green Sandpipers from Hide B and 3 Little Egrets. Several Goosander were seen in flight and Cetti's warblers were heard but not seen.
Put out the old Moth trap on Tuesday for a couple of hours. Plenty of Common Quaker but also trapped a new moth for the garden - the Satellite.