Birding highlights yesterday (Wednesday) were minimal in the cool breeze but warm sunshine. The Green Sandpiper remained below the dam at Pitsford Res in the morning and a Little Ringed Plover was heard overhead. Small numbers of Sand Martins and a couple of Swallows were also present as was a singing Grey Wagtail and on-territory Meadow Pipits
The daily visit to Harrington Airfield yielded 6 Bramblings, 2 Wheatears and a pair of Grey Partridge and a couple of Ravens were present at Kelmarsh village.
The Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton produced c100 Golden Plovers and 2 Wheatears on the fields.
The wild flowers looked splendid at Kelmarsh Hall and included Wood Anemones, Primroses and Snake's Head Fritillaries.
Eleanor and Neil
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