In somewhat dull and murky conditions today, visits to some of our regular venues provided some birds of interest.
At Harrington Airfield this morning there was a male Marsh Harrier hunting the top fields plus a Red Kite, a Turtle Dove, 2 Whinchats and a Wheatear. Two Ravens and a Red Kite were noted at Beck Dairy, Cottesbrooke.
At Blueberry Farm this afternoon, birds included a Red Kite, a Hobby and 4+ Whinchats.
Scanning north of the causeway at Pitsford Res this afternoon was sufficient to see the Ruddy Shelduck (present at 6pm until spooked by a low-flying balloon), 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 5 Little Egrets, a Redshank, a Snipe and a Kingfisher. There were as many as 10 Chiffchaffs in the bushes by the Old Scaldwell Road feeding station.
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