Sightings: 2019

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KIM OLIVER on Friday, 08 March 2019
Friday March 8th. Weather pleasant, cool, and bright overcast. Slight wind. Buzzard. Nuthatch. ChiffChaff all brown and thin Stripe 'around' eye not easy to confirm details as it was constantly moving and high up. Cetti's Warbler heard and saw. Oyster catcher. Heron. Shelduck. Herring Gull. Black-headed Gulls. Gadwall. Shovelers. Tufted Duck. Teal. Lapwing. Cormorant. Lots of buds on trees.
KEITH YATES on Wednesday, 06 March 2019
Early Visit 06:30 ~ 11:30

East Marsh Hide: Adult Meditteranean Gull in roost but departed early, Goosander (3 pair), Oystercatcher (4), Pochard (2 male + 2 Female), Shelduck (4), Whooper Swan (2), Snipe (3), Black-tailed Godwit (one dropped in mid-morning, still onsite by 11:30), Buzzard (6 ~ One feeding on dead GBBG on Wigeon Bank!), Sparrowhawk (1), Kestrel (1)
JOHN COAKLEY on Monday, 04 March 2019
Best From Today 07:30 - 11:15

East Marsh Hide
7 x Oystercatcher
3 x Pochard . 2 ♀ & 1 ♂
2 x Whooper Swan
2 x Shelduck
1 x Common Snipe
1 x Otter
Buzzard on Willow Island eating a gull carcass & making everything else flighty

Before Carlton Hide
1 x ringed Willow Tit

Carlton Hide
3 x Little Grebe

Around The Reserve
8 x Buzzard . Inc 5 doing display flight over New Hare Covert & Golf Course
1 x Redwing - Willow Wood
1 x Raven over
STEVEN NICHOLS on Sunday, 03 March 2019
pm visit,, some obs, - Lapwing 121, two pairs building nests on islands, Oystercatcher 5, Shoveler 39, Teal c30, Shelduck 4, Gadwall - at least 2 pairs away from the group, Jay, Coal Tit,
JOHN COAKLEY on Saturday, 02 March 2019
Todays Highlights 06:10 - 11:15

East Marsh Pool
2 x Whooper Swan
c 80 Great Black-backed Gull
5 x Oystercatcher
5 x Shelduck
4 x Pochard . 3 ♀ & 1 ♂
1 x Water Rail
1 x Kingfisher

Carlton Hide
3 x Little Grebe
1 x Common Snipe

River Pool
1 x Little Egret . Roosted overnight

The Tip
4 x Small Tortoiseshell
JEFF on Friday, 01 March 2019
Whooper Swan X 2, east marsh pool
JOHN COAKLEY on Thursday, 28 February 2019
Todays Highlights 07:10 - 12:15

East Marsh Pool
1 x Sand Martin . With Martin Durkin
8 x Oystercatcher
4 x Pochard . 1 x ♂ & 3 ♀
2 x Shelduck
2 x Little Grebe
2 x Whooper Swan
1 x Common Snipe

Carlton Hide
2 x Little Grebe

Central Marsh
3 x Common Snipe over

Also noted
3 x Willow Tit . 2 + 1
1 x Marsh Tit
1 x ♂ Pheasant
ALAN BODDINGTON on Wednesday, 27 February 2019
River Pool; Great White Egret
East Marsh; Little Egret (2),
Oystercatcher (5), Goldeneye (♀),
Pochard (1 ♂, 3 ♀), Wigeon (65),
Shelduck (2 + 2 on River Pool)
Teal Pool; Common Snipe (4).
Carlton Pool; Little Grebe (2).
Butterflies; Brimstone, Comma (2),
Small Tortoiseshell (3).
KEITH YATES/ALAN BODDINGTON on Friday, 22 February 2019
A lovely springlike day after the mist cleared through:

Blackcap singing Horsetail Glade

East Marsh/Teal & River Pool Hides: (63) Wigeon, (4) Oystercatcher, (8) Pochard including six drakes, (2) Whooper Swan, (2) Little Egret ~ one on Teal Pool, (4) Shelduck ~ 2 on River Pool, Muntjac Deer on Wigeon Bank.

Farm Field: Stonechat, (3) House Sparrow ~ Quite a rarity at Brandon!

Also: Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
JOHN COAKLEY on Friday, 22 February 2019
Todays Highlights 07:00 - 11:00

East Marsh Pool
1 x Water Rail
7 x Pochard . 6 ♂ & 1 ♀ . Inc the ♂ still tucked away on the island to the left of Wright Hide
5 x Oystercatcher
c 80 Great Black-backed Gull
1 x Shelduck
2 x Whooper Swan
1 x Common Snipe

Teal Pool
1 x Common Snipe

River Pool
2 x Shelduck

Golf course by Alban's Bench
c 50 Redwing & 4 Fieldfare

Of Note . On golf course behind Ted Jury Hide
12 x hen Pheasant