Saturday, 5 September 2015

Still plenty of Redstarts!


This morning a Hobby was chasing Linnets across fields at Hanging Houghton and a revisit to the hedge-line between Walgrave village and Pitsford Reservoir was again profitable with at least seven Redstarts still present, including at least three males. A number of thrushes in the same hedge included a juvenile Ring Ouzel.

A visit to the dam area at Pitsford Reservoir this morning was busy with sailing craft but it didn't put off the pair of Ruddy Shelduck, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Greenshank.

Blueberry Farm was busy with birds today including plenty of Siskins and Swallows moving in the cool northerly breeze. Other migrants included three Redstarts, ten Whinchats and six Crossbills flew over. A Short-eared Owl was flying around the most northern field (Redgrass) and other birds included two Ravens and two Hobby.


Neil M

Redstarts near Walgrave
courtesy of Eleanor

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