Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Fulmar!

Hello

A walk at Harrington Airfield this morning was very pleasant but the birds were restricted to a Raven, several Red Kites, a Green Sandpiper and just four Bramblings. One or two Grey Wagtail(s) were present at Brixworth Sewer Works.

A Fulmar was found at Ravensthorpe Res today by local birder Mark Piper.  I popped over there this afternoon and saw it by the island near to the dam at 4.20pm.  Eleanor went over later and walked around the reservoir.  The Fulmar was still by the island at 5.45pm and looks in good health.  Other birds noted included six Smew (three drakes) and 42 Goldeneye, both species displaying well.

I examined a long-dead Goshawk today which had been found on the Kelmarsh Estate.  This bird was an escaped captive bird and unfortunately it looks as if died after the devices on its legs becoming entangled in a bush.

Regards

Neil M



Grey Wagtail


Pied Wagtail


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