Luck was with us weather wise at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve as our visit coincided with a ridge of high pressure; the days either side were horrible! Other than on the feeders at the centre small birds were almost absent from the rest of the reserve.
Plenty of Lapwings on East Marsh Pool but only one other wader – a Common Sandpiper. The only other bird of note really was a Hobby spotted over the Newlands Reedbed from the Ted Jury Hide, although both Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers were seen.
Dragonflies we saw were Brown & Migrant Hawkers, Ruddy Darter and Common Blue & Blue-tailed Damselflies. Not so many butterflies, one Small Copper amongst lots of Gatekeepers.