Having missed a couple of good birds over the weekend I was keen to make amends. A phone call saying the Garganey were still at Brandon Marsh had me heading for Coventry and it proved a good move. Willow warblers and Cettis warblers sang as I made my way to East Marsh hide to watch the pair of Garganey sleeping on one of the islands. Redshanks seemed to be all over the place displaying noisily. Other birds included Ringed plover and Common Sandpiper. The real excitement though was away from the water as first a male Pied Flycatcher and then 2 male Common Redstarts were found. I finished up at Baginton Airfield where there were at least 4 Wheatears. I must conclude by thanking Andy H. who very kindly lent me a memory card so that I could record some of the birds of the day.
Garganey, Brandon Marsh, Warks.
Northern Wheatear, Bagington Airport, Coventry