Wednesday, 9 September 2015

More of the same...


More of the same today as the glut of Redstarts and other migrants continue to make middle England their transitory home en-route to Africa.

The Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this morning provided views of a juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Wheatear and two Whinchat. Also this morning up to four Grey Wagtails were utilising Brixworth Sewage Treatment Works and Lamport Hall attracted a Raven and two Hobby. Nearby and Jacob Spinks counted 31 Yellow Wagtails flying over fields between Scaldwell and Hanging Houghton as well as 22 Siskins. A couple of fields near Brixworth and Hanging Houghton have been attracting migrant Yellow Wagtails for some weeks now, the flocks regularly approaching up to twenty birds in each...

Five Redstarts were still in situ in hedging between Walgrave and Pitsford Reservoir - two males and three females. Other birds included a Whinchat and 2-3 Spotted Flycatchers.

Large numbers of Siskins were on the move all day at all locations visited and Blueberry Farm this evening hosted a female Peregrine, a Short-eared Owl, a Redstart and 6+ Whinchats.


Neil M

Wheatear courtesy
of John Gamble

Spotted Flycatcher courtesy
of Robin Gossage

Reed Bunting

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