Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Brandon Marsh wader haven

Saturday 7th May 2016

Enjoyed a visit to Brandon Marsh having found little of great interest at a number of local sites in the previous few days. Had some excellent views of a pair of Hobbies putting on a display in front of the Ted Jury hide.There was also a Greenshank there, a new Warks bird for the year.

Tuesday 10th May 2016
Something of a wader Fest at Brandon Marsh today with no less than 8 wader species. Star of the show in somewhat showy summer plummage was one of the two Turnstones. Also on East Marsh was a Knot and a Grey plover in rather less spectacular plummage unfortunately. Apologies for the lack of photographs, both of the waders and of the White winged black Terns at Draycote Water the previous day but couldnt be bothered to take my camera for some reason, it was quite refreshing to watch the birds properly.Visited Draycote again hoping to add more waders to the day's total despite the high water levels, but no luck. Did see a total of 23 Black Terns though with the two WWBTerns still present.

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