Monday, 29 July 2013

Summer in to Autumn


This morning an Osprey appeared again in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton and one or two Hobby were about too.

This afternoon a visit to the west end of the Nene Barrage/Clifford Hill GP provided good views of the Great White Egret (present for its third day), and was still present at 5pm.  Other birds included a Little Egret, a Wigeon and 2 Common Sandpipers.

This evening a Hobby and 2 Grey Partridges were noted at Harrington Airfield.  An evening visit to Hollowell Res provided little that was new due to an increase in the water level.  Birds seen included a Kingfisher, a Wigeon, a Snipe and a Common Sandpiper and now four broods of Tufted Ducks. Ravensthorpe Res attracted a Kingfisher and the Mandarin Duck was still present.  A single brood of Tufted Duck was present here too.


Eleanor and Neil

Adult and juvenile
Great Crested Grebe
Ravensthorpe Reservoir

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