Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Siskin bonanza


Dull and cool today but still plenty of birds about.

An early morning visit to Harrington Airfield this morning provided a further view of the immature male Merlin which again took a bird, this time from the top fields (the victim appeared to be a Chaffinch).  The adult female Peregrine was also present and she took a Fieldfare from the field by the shooting wall.  About 10 Bramblings were attracted to the food-stuff by the entrance and a pair of Grey Partridge were present.  No Wheatears though!

In Brixworth Country Park this afternoon about 80 Siskins were showing well with many singing birds, with quite a movement between the park and the Pintail Bay of Pitsford Res.  Five Waxwings were also present at about 2.30pm, perched in a tree by the main on-site pond.

Two Ravens appeared overhead here at Hanging Houghton again today and at least 2 Bramblings and 2 Lesser Redpolls fed in the garden.  A Barn Owl was hunting at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell later this afternoon.



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