Saturday, 21 February 2015

Birds of the breeze and winter sun

Hello

A breezy, cool but often sunny day in the NN6 district of Northants today, and just the odd winter shower thrown in for good measure!

A Raven was cruising about over Kelmarsh village at lunch-time and a flock of about 65 Golden Plovers were flying around over wet fields adjacent to Scotland Wood this afternoon. A male Peregrine caused a little consternation among the local corvids and pigeons as it cruised over the garden here at Hanging Houghton this afternoon and the Common Buzzards have been riding the air currents and calling loudly.

The bright sunny conditions seemed to initiate some overhead movement with flocks of Starlings, winter thrushes and Goldfinches passing in good numbers and the garden here continues to attract at least three Lesser Redpolls plus the usual fare.

Regards

Neil M
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