Tuesday, 2 December 2014

A grey December day


Despite spending quite a bit of time outdoors today we struggled to find much. About a hundred Golden Plovers were visible from the main concrete track at Harrington Airfield, there was a single Siskin at Kelmarsh Hall and the only bird of note at the Pitsford Res gull roost was a single adult Yellow-legged Gull.

Good news from the Kelmarsh Estate following some perusal of areas around the upper reaches of the River Ise is that there is evidence of both Otter and Water Vole in residence.

With the very grey conditions of the last two days, I think we deserve a splash of colour! Below is an image of a Peacock butterfly taken on the Titchmarsh Reserve at Thrapston Gravel Pits by Simon Hales as recently as Sunday...


Neil M

Peacock butterfly
Courtesy of Simon Hales

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