Tuesday, 22 July 2014

NN6 Birding


Eleanor was back at Harrington Airfield this morning and came across a mixed flock of birds in the vicinity of the old shooting wall off the main concrete track. Birds of note included two Spotted Flycatchers, a variety of warblers including Lesser Whitethroat and a Redstart. Two Turtle Doves were in the dead willows half way along the concrete track and a Grasshopper Warbler was 'reeling' at the very end of the same track. A Whinchat was by the main entrance.

At Blueberry Farm (Maidwell) this evening there was a hunting Barn Owl, a Cuckoo and a pair of Grey Partridge.  Two Ravens overflew the garden here at Hanging Houghton and the Grey Wagtail and two Nuthatch persisted.

This afternoon Wendy and Robin Gossage spent some time at Pitsford Reservoir and witnessed a fishing Osprey, plus a marauding Sparrowhawk inspecting the tern rafts (please see below).


Neil M

Osprey at Pitsford Res
Courtesy of Robin Gossage

Sparrowhawk at Pitsford Res
Courtesy of Robin Gossage

Views of Lamport from
Blueberry Farm, Maidwell

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