Sunday, 31 January 2016

The challenges of a modern-day Barn Owl

Hello

I forgot to mention that early yesterday morning a Barn Owl was seen alongside the road between Creaton and Brixworth. I hope it fares better than the Barn Owl I picked up dead this morning alongside the busy A508 between Hanging Houghton and Brixworth. The bird was fresh and had been killed this morning; it was also ringed so I await details of where it originated.

The male Brambling graced the garden again this morning, arguing over the sunflower hearts with the local Greenfinches, and a couple of Reed Buntings came in for seed this afternoon. A visit to Brixworth Sewer Works confirmed the continued presence of a couple of Grey Wagtails and a Chiffchaff.

The gull roost at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon was mostly uneventful but the adult Caspian Gull showed up again.

Regards

Neil M



Nuthatch

Treecreeper

It's not just water-birds
on show in Abington Park
(Northampton), as these
images from John Gamble prove.

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