Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Spring to summer


I started the day padding about on the Old Sulehay site, north-east of Oundle.  Very dull and uninspiring weather and it took a little while for the birds to sing properly today.  The birds were mostly predictable but included a late redpoll sp and two 'purring' Turtle Doves were a treat, with one of them displaying nicely.  A Spotted Flycatcher was at nearby Fotheringhay village.

A visit then to Thrapston GP and a circular walk around the Titchmarsh Reserve again.  The only bird out of the ordinary was an Arctic Tern with Common Terns, but the Nightingale was still present and singing well (this time on the reserve itself).  Two or three Hobby were present and the walk was accompanied with constant warbler song everywhere.

A short walk around sections of Harlestone Heath and Harrington Airfield didn't provide any birds of note.  The only birds noted locally for yesterday were the regular Barn Owls and Grey Partridges at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell.


Neil M

Turtle Dove
Old Sulehay

Female Banded Demoiselle
Thrapston GP

Male Banded Demoiselle
Thrapston GP

Thrapston GP

Lady's Smock
Thrapston GP

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