Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring's nearly here...honest!

Hello

Some wintry showers today and a strong cold wind. Eleanor witnessed a Common Buzzard plucking a just-taken Moorhen in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this morning, an event which I think takes place on an occasional basis at Pitsford Reservoir judging from the several piles of feathers on the grassy tracks recently.

A pair of Stonechat were still present in the Small/Large Redgrass field at Blueberry Farm at lunch-time.

At Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon, a Green Sandpiper was on the muddy pools below the dam and an adult Mediterranean Gull was in the gull roost off the yacht club (not quite in full summer plumage). At least one Oystercatcher was heard calling as was a redpoll sp, and the regular Grey Wagtail was still present.

Regards

Neil M
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