Sunday, 28 February 2016

Nearly the last day of February


Eric Graham and Ken Spriggs were out on the Titchmarsh reserve at Thrapston Gravel Pits yesterday (Saturday) and again saw two Great White Egrets with a supporting cast of 2 Goosanders and 4 Oystercatchers. The feeders attracted 5 Lesser Redpolls and a Siskin.

Three or four Otters were on show at Ravensthorpe Reservoir this morning as was a drake Smew; two of the Otters were still showing this afternoon...

Jacob Spinks and Eleanor Morrison were on the Summer Leys Nature Reserve at Earls Barton this morning and saw a Bittern, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Shelduck, a Raven and a female Stonechat. The well-maintained feed station there attracted 2 Marsh Tits, 20 Reed Buntings and 14 Bullfinches.

Three Stonechats were in The Hill field at Blueberry Farm this afternoon and birds visible from the dam at Pitsford Reservoir included the Ruddy Shelduck, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail and a Green Sandpiper (observers being Cathy Ryden and Jacob Spinks).

Garden birds here at Hanging Houghton included a female Brambling, at least seven Reed Buntings and a Yellowhammer.


Neil M

Nuthatch at Kelmarsh
Hall (yesterday)

Female Kestrel eating
a lob-worm

Sunset at Pitsford Reservoir

All images courtesy
of Cathy Ryden.

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