A wintery walk at Harrington Airfield this morning provided another view of the immature male Merlin. He was perched up on one of the concrete bunkers but then disappeared off to the feeding birds by the concrete track entrance. About 8 Bramblings were present.
The adult female Peregrine was in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this afternoon with 2 Red Kites over the village. I notched up Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard on my travels without too much trouble. My seventh species of raptor today was an Osprey heading north over the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Res at about 1.20pm, heavily mobbed by gulls.