Saturday, 3 August 2013

Rustic birding in the sunshine

Hello

A walk around the dam area at Pitsford Res this morning didn't provide much in the way of different birds.  An adult Yellow-legged Gull was still present and there was at least one Spotted Flycatcher by the entrance to the car park reached from Pitsford village.  Swifts remain in evidence, this species presumably also breeding later than in most years (often the majority of the birds have departed by the end of July).

A Redstart was present in a hedge between Cottesbrooke and Hanging Houghton, close to the southern outskirts of the Blueberry Farm complex.  Other birds within the associated loose flock included many Whitethroats and Spotted Flycatcher.  We couldn't see the Whinchat from yesterday evening.

Regards

Eleanor & Neil
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