Sunday, 29 March 2015

Birds of wind and rain

Hello

Birds around Scaldwell village yesterday (Saturday) as seen by Jacob Spinks included a small flock of Brambling, a Chiffchaff and a singing Blackcap.

This morning a Blackcap was singing in Hanging Houghton village and at least one redpoll sp visited the garden in blustery conditions.

A walk in windy conditions at Harrington Airfield this afternoon produced just five Golden Plovers and three Grey Partridges.

I drove over to Boddington Reservoir this afternoon in an effort to see the first year Ring-billed Gull initially found on Friday by local birder and expert rarity finder Gary Pullan. Sadly the bird didn't show (despite reports to the contrary), and there were very few gulls present. A 'redhead' Goosander was present and a flock of c15 Golden Plovers were south of the reservoir.

Regards

Neil M
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