Wood Sandpiper, Brandon Marsh N.R.
Reed Warbler, Brandon Marsh N.R.
Reed WarblerSaturday 19th May 2012
A misty, gloomy day with easterly winds should produce a few birds in the Midlands in mid May so it was no great surprise when a Wood Sandpiper turned up at Brandon Marsh.The bird showed well from the Teal pool hide, while the supporting cast included Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Redshank and two Cuckoos. Prospects also looked good for a visit to Draycote Water, where 3 Black tern were seen amidst a miriad of Swifts and assorted Hirundines but alas not the variety of species hoped for. A hobby put on a spectacular if brief show in attempting to take a House Martin but that was it. Hopefully a few images from a recent holiday in Cyprus will brighten the gloomy weather and remind us of what might be heading our way.