Brandon Marsh

Sunday 29th June 2008
I spent the day at Brandon Marsh, in between taking my youngest daughter and some friends to Drayton Manor. Brandon Marsh, near Coventry in Warwickshire, is always a good day out and with the birding typically quiet for late June, insects and flowers were the main interest. Bird highlights included plenty of singing warblers still with Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler and Cetti's Warbler all in evidence, plus several pairs of breeding Common Terns with young, two Green Sandpipers, two Redshanks, four Oystercatchers and a Ringed Plover. Insect highlights included Common Blue, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselflies, Black-tailed Skimmer, a Beautiful Carpet moth, Comma, Ringlet and Meadow Brown butterflies and the hover-fly Volucella pellucens. Botanical interest included Common Spotted Orchid, Fringed Water-lily, Common Centaury, Marsh Thistle and Marsh Woundwort. (Photos, from the top: Azure Damselfly, Beautiful Carpet, Common Centaury, Fringed Water-lily, Volucella pellucens, Common Spotted Orchid, Marsh Woundwort)

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Nice blogg... glad you enjoyed your visit to Brandon Marsh.

Steve
http://www.britishbutterflies.co.uk
Paul said…
Thanks for your comment - it's one of my favourite sites.

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