Friday, 12 October 2012
Cornwall to Brandon Marsh
After an eventful day birding in Cornwall the last thing I wanted was a nightmare journey home but that’s what I ended up with due to train breakdown, missed connections and no creature comforts for 13 hours which meant I was tired and pretty well pissed off despite seeing Paddyfield Warbler, Ortland Bunting and Chough but grateful for lunch with Dave at Brandon Marsh this afternoon and a chance to stretch my legs. There were plenty of duck present with 70 Wigeon, 11 Pochard and 50 Gadwall among the Greylag flock which included the Egyptian but only a single Snipe noted and most of the passerines were around the visitor centre with 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch and Green Woodpecker on the feeders. Having had 3 Jay coming in on off the sea the day before it made the one seen over Brandon and 2 over the garden more poignant.