This morning an amble at Harrington Airfield provided only a Wheatear, a Hobby and 3 Grey Partridges.
At lunchtime a female Peregrine was cruising towards the south end of the Blueberry Farm complex and at least 6 Whinchats were still present.
At Pitsford Res this afternoon, birds noted north of the causeway included a Goldeneye, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Hobby, a Whinchat and a Spotted Flycatcher. However the bird of the day was the House Martin with hundreds present at the reservoir, taking shelter and feeding around the reservoir edges. Only a few Sand Martins and Swallows were caught up within the flock. Twenty-two House Martins were caught and ringed this afternoon.
Eleanor and Neil
Juvenile House Martin
Pitsford Res. The broad
white tertial tips help to
age this bird.