It happens to me every summer - about the end of May I'll start turning my eyes and ears towards the sky, hoping for a view of my favourite bird - Apus apus - or as it's better known, the Common Swift. ...and then one evening, I'll be sitting outside having a drink, and then suddenly… Continue reading In Praise of Swifts!
Brandon Marsh nature reserve is an important site for wetland birds and was designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) in 1973. Since 1989 it has been managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trusts and various voluntary groups. A former sand and gravel quarry, it's located just south of Coventry in Warwickshire and has 92… Continue reading A Visit to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve