Saturday, 26 January 2013

A couple of nice surprises!

Hi

Driving through Wilby village this morning, Eleanor saw two Waxwings in roadside bushes.

At Pitsford Res this morning at 10.15am, a Bittern was disturbed from the water's edge in the Scaldwell Meadow and it flew to The Point where it landed out of view in the waterside willow trees.  The first record at Pitsford for quite some number of years I think.  Other birds in the immediate area included two Ravens over and a Brambling at the Old Scaldwell Road feeding station.

At Harrington Airfield, a calling Snow Bunting flew over the concrete track just past the straw bale stacks at 1.45pm, flying low north.  It gave the impression of having flown up off the ground with a Skylark and was only about a metre off the ground when it went out of view so could still be in the area.

A quick wander around the thawing and waterlogged fields at the south end of Blueberry Farm this afternoon failed to locate any Short-eared Owls.

Regards

Neil M
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