Friday, 7 September 2012

Harrington am 7th Sept


It was one of those rare but special mornings at Harrington Airfield that makes it one of those exciting places to witness visible inland migration.  There were birds everywhere and one of those mornings where I just knew I was missing more than I was seeing!

The willow bushes along the concrete track were alive this morning with 4 Spotted Flycatchers, a Garden Warbler, a Redstart and many other birds in a large active flock.  A group of hirundines were working the airspace along the conifers that parallel the track (to the LHS) and a pair of Hobby were screaming around and were vocally very excited.

A small flock of six Crossbills flew over a couple of times and seemed to make their way to the conifers alongside the B576.  On the rough areas associated with the old airstrip there was a Redstart, 2 Wheatears, 2 Whinchats and a Turtle Dove.  The area abounded with Linnets and Goldfinches and Meadow Pipits and Yellow Wagtails were moving overhead for much of the time. 

I just love this time of the year!


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