Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Back to local birding!


An evening visit to Brixworth Sewage Treatment works today provided views of 5-7 Grey Wagtails and scanning from the road causeway at Pitsford Reservoir was sufficient to see an Osprey and a Little Egret.

A Grasshopper Warbler was still singing on the south side of Blueberry Farm this morning and this site has yielded migrant Redstart, Whinchat and Wheatear during the last week. A Redstart was at Harrington Airfield on 1st Aug and another was between Walgrave village and Pitsford Res on 2nd Aug. Eleanor also noted a Peregrine at Staverton on Monday 3rd Aug plus c6 Crossbills.

Intriguingly a neighbour close to us here at Hanging Houghton reported a Wryneck feeding in their garden yesterday morning! There has been no sign since but it may still be in the village...


Neil M

Chalkhill Blue butterfly
Barnack Hills and Holes.
Courtesy of John Gamble

Poplar Hawk-moth.
Courtesy of John Gamble

Broad-bodied Chaser.
Courtesy of Cathy Ryden

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