Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Another raptor day...


A walk at Harrington Airfield this morning was very pleasant in strong sunshine but the birds were not exceptional with a Raven, a Red Kite and 3 Grey Partridges being about the best.

Between 2 and 4 Red Kites were around Hanging Houghton with a couple of Reed Buntings and Lesser Redpolls in the garden.

This afternoon an adult Peregrine was seen at Corby.  

Birds visible from the dam at Pitsford Res included an Osprey over from the south at about 2.30pm, and there was a Green Sandpiper and drake Garganey on the floodwater below the dam until flushed by a male Peregrine.  They hadn't returned by early evening, 2 Red Kites being the only additional birds of note seen.


Eleanor and Neil

Well it is that time of the year!

First Year male Blackbird.  Note the brownish
 wings and dull eye-ring typical of this age

Adult male Blackbird.  Note the glossy plumage
including all flight feathers, bright eye-ring
and bright bill

Carrion Crow in evening light

Common Gulls also in evening sunshine

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