Monday, 10 December 2012

Good birding but no Waxwings!


This morning it was time again to visit all the feeding stations and fill up the feeders, particularly as it is supposed to be pretty cold this week.

At Harrington Airfield there were up to 6 Bramblings attracted to the seed by the Draughton road entrance plus a redpoll sp and 2 Ravens.  Another Raven was at Sunderland Wood (Kelmarsh Estate), a Brambling was at the feeders at Kelmarsh Hall and a solitary Siskin was at Scotland Wood.

A visit to Sainsburys at Kettering failed to locate any Waxwings, the only compensation being 2 Grey Wagtails a foraging Red Kite and some nectar points!

A good yomp around the Blueberry Farm area near Maidwell yielded two views of a fine adult male Hen Harrier hunting the large hillside setaside field (locally called 'The Hill').  Other birds included 2 Barn Owls and 3-4 Woodcock.

The gull roost at Pitsford Res this afternoon contained a/the gorgeous adult Mediterranean Gull and the drake Scaup was still present.


E & N

Pied Wagtail and Bramblings
Harrington Airfield
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