Monday, 6 August 2012

Autumn birding


This morning birds in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton included a Red Kite, a juvenile Peregrine, 2 Golden Plovers and 2 Ravens.

At 7.35pm this evening a juvenile Marsh Harrier was hunting over cereal fields between the village of Old and Pitsford Res.  This bird appeared different to the original Pitsford bird inasmuch that its crown seemed much duller and the bird itself seemed broader-winged and potentially a little larger.

A few birds noted at Pitsford Res in the vicinity of the yacht club this evening included a Yellow-legged Gull, about 4 Common Sandpipers and a Greenshank.


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