Thursday, 11 April 2013

Migrants on the move

Hi

First thing this morning there was again a hunting Barn Owl at Pitsford Res, quartering the Scaldwell Bay meadow, with a noisy Brambling in hedging next to the Old Scaldwell Road feeding station.

Despite daily visits, Harrington Airfield has been quiet for a good week now and so it was again this morning.  However this afternoon was a different story with rain and a southerly air-flow changing the picture completely.  A male Ring Ouzel was by the third bunker (walking from the chippings compound) and other rain-dumped birds included 2 Wheatears, 2+ Swallows, a Yellow Wagtail, c100 Fieldfares, c10 Golden Plovers and 200+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Regards

Eleanor
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