Sightings: 2009

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ADMIN on Sunday, 25 October 2009
Bittern around Carlton pool/Newlands Saturday morning. (J.Walton)
R.HOPKINS on Saturday, 24 October 2009
Same as below pluss Greenshank on East Marsh last afternoon along with Water Rail
ADRIAN JOHNSON on Saturday, 24 October 2009
Golden Plover (3 on EMP Willow Island), Peregrine (on sheep field owl box being mobbed by Magpies)
JOHN BELSEY on Thursday, 22 October 2009
Shoveler 111, Water Rail 6 (calling from various locations), Cettis 6 singing, Common Gull 9, Pochard 12, Willow Tit 2, Teal 220, otherwise as previous persons counts.
KEITH YATES on Thursday, 22 October 2009
Todays Highlights : -

Goldeneye (2), Wigeon (11), Gadwall (4), Common Gull (5), Water Rail (1), Green Sandpiper (2-Teal Pool), Greenshank (1- River Pool), Snipe (23), Skylark (1), Redwing (9), Fieldfare (4), Cettis Warbler (4), Coal Tit (1), Redpoll (4), Siskin (5),
BIRDGUIDES on Monday, 19 October 2009
Jack Snipe, showing on the nearest small island right of East Marsh Hide (17:30)
BIRDGUIDES on Monday, 19 October 2009
Jack Snipe, East Marsh Pool (13:30)
BIRDGUIDES on Sunday, 18 October 2009
Jack Snipe, East Marsh Pool, but elusive.
ROBERT WAKELAM on Sunday, 18 October 2009
Sighting on 16th October - I was there between 9.30 and 10.45 and saw 4 Great White Egrets on East Marsh Pool from East Marsh and the Wright Hide. A grey heron was standing next to them at one instance and they were as tall asa the heron.They were definitely Great White Egrets.
ADMIN on Saturday, 17 October 2009
Email Message:
Having seen the comment on the Brandon Marsh Sightings site, I can confirm that as one of the so-called "elderly couple", that we saw 5 Great White Egrets together at about 10:30 am on Friday 16th October. They were on one of the small islands at the south end of East Marsh Pool before dispersing around the reserve shortly afterwards. When seen from the East Marsh Hide, the light was very good. They were unmistakable, being very large all-white heron with yellow beaks, black legs and no plumes; most definitely not grey heron or little egrets.

Mike Beare