Friday, 28 August 2015

Migrants galore!


A visit to Harrington Airfield this morning to prepare for the week-end ringing proved timely when a Wryneck jumped up in to a bush not far from the chippings compound. The bird seemed intent on spending time looking for ants on the trodden path but was soon displaced as further birders arrived trying to see it. Two vocal Redstarts were quite elusive again just south of the first bunker.

Ringing operations at the weekend causes the old airstrip and bunkers (all private land) to be out of bounds but the concrete track and linked footpaths are unaffected. My apologies if this affects your plans for Saturday and Sunday.

Other migrants located today included three Redstarts in field hedging between Walgrave village and Pitsford Reservoir, a Wheatear in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton and two juvenile Marsh Harriers at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell (at 3.30pm).


Neil M

Wryneck at Harrington Airfield
Courtesy of Bob Bullock

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