Sunday, 30 August 2009

Early morning visit to Brandon Marsh.

Early Saturday morning I went to Brandon Marsh.It was sunny but a bit cool and breezey.

The Teal Pool hide was empty and there was nothing of note on the pool so I went to the Carlton hide were I met up with several friends which was good because the chat got us all through a very quiet period on the pool.

After a cup of tea in the cafe I went back to the Carlton hide and things got much better with a couple of Common Buzzards showing nearby,a Kestrel decided it was a wader and landed on the mud,a KF turned up but was a miserable so and so because all it did was sit on the far pole and kept flying off,a Hobby also turned up but was also a miserable so and so because all it did was to sit in the dead tree.A Green Sandpiper flew in and a couple of Greenshanks arrived and showed well.Best of all was when a Sparrowhawk,that had been seen a few times,suddenly flew straight towards the hide and when it looked like it was coming in most of the birders panicked and ducked down.It was very funny but it did pass within a foot of the hide windows.

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