Sunday, 28 April 2013

Migrant watch at Brandon Marsh N.R.

Saturday 27th April 2013
Spent the morning at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve near Coventry with the aim of catching up with migrant warblers. As I walked towards East Marsh hide I wondered if it had been a bad decision as the return of a cold wind seemed to have subdued the birds and barely a sound was heard. From the hide at last some activity - Cettis warbler could be heard and a Common Whitethroat flitted through the tops of the Brambles. On the East marsh islands were a couple of Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper as well as the Redshanks. Eventually a 'new' warbler appeared in the Reeds, a Sedge warbler. On the fringes of the Newlands reedbed were Reed Warbler obligingly showing in a tree with a Lesser Whitethroat. A Cuckoo could be heard from the Golf course but there was no sight or sound of Grasshopper warbler.

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