Saturday, 30 March 2013

A cold but definitely a Spring day!


Very cold first thing this morning and then an interesting day developed with a combination of snow flurries followed by some quite powerful periods of sunshine.

A male Brambling was at Harrington Airfield this morning, and birds in and around the garden at Hanging Houghton included 3 Reed Buntings and a couple of Siskins.

A meander down to Christies Copse at Pitsford Res provided a good half-dozen Siskins and both Marsh and Willow Tit coming to the feeders.  The Cormorant colony nest count continues to go up with an apparent 30 occupied nests.  Decent-sized flocks of migrants today included c500 Fieldfare at Wellingborough Grange and a flock of 53 Meadow Pipits in fields on the west side of Pitsford Reservoir.

At Blueberry Farm, Maidwell a mobile Short-eared Owl was seen hunting over a succession of fields and a Peregrine was chasing Fieldfares in spectacular fashion.


Neil M


Siskin (female)

Peanuts might be 'old hat' but the
tits at Pitsford still love them!

Common Buzzard

Siskins (female to the left,
male to the right)

Short-eared Owl

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