Sunday, 16 August 2015

Sunday migration


An enjoyable period of ringing at Harrington Airfield today provided 71 captures made up of 25 Linnets, 9 Whitethroats, 8 Yellowhammers, 7 Willow Warblers, 6 Dunnocks, 4 Reed Buntings, 2 Chaffinches, 2 Goldfinches, 2 Blue Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs and singles of Blackbird, Robin, Wren and Lesser Whitethroat. Birds of note seen included 2 Ravens and a Hobby.

In the meantime John Woollett was at Stortons Gravel Pits and caught 37 birds which included a re-trap Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, a Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warblers and a Chiffchaff.

This evening a mini-fall of migrants at Blueberry Farm included 3 Redstarts (one stunning male), at least 2 Whinchats, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, a Turtle Dove and lots of Whitethroats and Lesser Whitethroats. In addition 8 Crossbills flew over towards Maidwell and a Barn Owl was out hunting.


Neil M

Brown Argus butterfly

Common Blue butterfly

Both the above images
were taken yesterday at
Harrington Airfield courtesy
of Cathy Ryden.

Vulcan photographed yesterday
by Eleanor over Blueberry Hill.
 Apparently it was en-route to
the Eastbourne Air Show.

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