Sunday, 23 January 2011

Marsh Lane early Sunday morning.

Not having ventured out birding for a few days I was keen to go out Sunday morning whatever the weather was so I was pleased to see it was brightening up when I got to Marsh lane just after 8.00AM.

The old road was pretty lively with 100+ Fieldfare in the trees and on the fields and a flock of 80+ Linnets flying around being the best spots.

The car park pool was very busy with loads of Ducks,Geese,Gulls,Lapwings etc. but nothing of note that I could see and no sign of the Bittern.The railway pool was pretty quiet and no sign of the two Jack Snipes seen in the marsh yesterday.Best spot was up to 12 Tree Sparrows on the Oak hide feeders and in the nearby bushes.Unfortunately the weather had become gloomy by this time so I couldn't get any decent shots of them but it was nice to see so many.


Kevin Groocock said...

Always nice to get some good, local birds. Love your Bitterns - not seen one yet in 2011!

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Kevin.You would be very unlucky not to see one from the EM hide at Brandon Marsh.