Friday, 20 December 2013

Brading Marsh, I.O.W.

After Eileen and I left Bembridge Lagoon we  may our way to Brading Marsh.  See map below to see the fantastic area there is both marshland and woodland.  All the shots are teken from a little.bridge we were standing on. We also saw a Marsh Harrier and Buzzard fly byand saw adn heard small birds as we walked through the woods.
Mute Swans with their cygnets
The above photogrpah is where we saw the Wigeon not in the water but awayover in the distant field!

We are just above where the Swans, Mallad and Moorhen were adn after a while a man came with lots of bread and bird seed to feed them.  You will hear on the video that he has been doing this for 60 years and has not missed a day.  He is now 84 years old.  Now how is that for dedicatition.

You can access the short video at

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I hope you enjoyed this post and many thanks for visiting as I am sure you are very busy getting the last minute Christmas things ready.

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  1. Its a lovely little reserve Margaret and there's a great selection of birds in your post :)

  2. That marshland looks like a birders paradise! Love your shots, and know you must have had such a fun time going here! I also hope Margaret that you have a wonderful Christmas filled with love. Would love to hear some of the traditions of your part of the world . Blessings to you!

  3. That's some well fed ducks there Margaret!
    Good luck with the last minute panic!! Best wishes for a good Christmas...[;o)

  4. what a great mess of ducks and swans.

  5. A plentiful marsh indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I imagine that meeting that sweet man was a highlight of your outing that day. Love that first cygnet photo.

  7. Margaret!
    Marry Christmas to you and your family.
    I wish you health, happiness, pleasure...

  8. I enjoyed your photos (and the video) taken from the bridge. It looks as if you were fortunate to be there at the time the man came to feed them. His dedication is amazing.

  9. I love the colours of the cyignets as they molt into adult plumage.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  10. Gorgeous, especially those swans. Such majestic birds.

  11. nice gathering at the water hole!! mute swans are one of my many favorites....these images are beautiful!!

    merry christmas, i hope it's bright and beautiful!!

  12. An amazing birding spot Margaret. The feathers on the swan in the top photo look like soft velvet -- such a beautiful color and texture! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Holiday.

  13. Nice video, and the others, I love the Wigeon, superb.

  14. wigeons is one of my favourite ducks. Thanks for sharing them.