Friday, 25 November 2011

First Bittern of the Winter

Bittern, Brandon Marsh N.R., Warks.


24th November 2011

Visited various sites in the Tame valley today but didnt see much. Drew a blank at Shustoke. When I say blank I mean I didnt see anything that I wont see every time I go over during the next 4 months. Had Common Snipe and Cettis warbler at Coton but again nothing at Kingsbury Water Park, Dosthill or Fishers Mill. Four Dunlin were seen in flight with the Lapwing flock and 4 Goosander flew down the river at Middleton Lakes RSPB. A Sparrowhawk nearly took my head off as it flashed across the canal but that was about it.

25th November 2011

Brandon Marsh was the venue for a few hours birding today. The East Marsh hide proved to be the most productive as it provided my first Bittern of the winter, although they've been around for a while. The bird was seen to fly in and showed well, if distantly for 10 minutes or so.

1 comment:

  1. Well spotted Bob but I am very annoyed because I was there on Friday morning and saw nothing!!!