Birds today included a pair of Raven over Lamport Hall this afternoon and a Nuthatch visiting the feeders in our garden (which it has been doing irregularly for the past three weeks now). A stomp around Harrington Airfield this morning failed to find anything of note and in fact there was no obvious evidence of visible migration. However the Linnets are flocking up nicely already. The gull roost at Pitsford is still very small (about 450 birds) and this evening included 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, one of which was a juvenile. It always amazes me how quickly juvenile birds (big and small) can rapidly cover huge distances shortly after fledging and becoming independent.
On a separate note, today I witnessed my fourth dead Polecat on local roads in four days, all of them probably young animals. Clearly they are numerous in the county but I have still only managed to see three live ones since they became so.
Neil Hasdell has kindly provided me with some Ruddy Darter images taken at Pitsford today and these can be found towards the bottom of this page.
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