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.