In a complete reverse from yesterday, an excursion to Harrington Airfield this afternoon suggested that the top fields and bunker areas were mostly devoid of passerines. However in the space of five minutes, a Red Kite flew east followed shortly after by a 'ringtail' Hen Harrier taking exactly the same line. A Short-eared Owl then flushed up shortly afterwards.
With a cold northerly wind whistling down the reservoir, the gull roost at Pitsford Res failed to produce any birds of note.
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