Saturday, 13 February 2016

'Tis the season of the Raven!


Eric Graham and friends were birding at Thrapston Gravel Pits today and saw interesting birds in the shape of two Great White Egrets, four Little Egrets, nine Goosanders, a male Peregrine plus five Lesser Redpolls and a male Stonechat.

Birds in the garden here at Hanging Houghton included a Marsh Tit, a male Siskin, a male Brambling, with a pair of Raven nearby.

Eleanor was at Staverton again this morning and watched the regular pair of Raven building their nest! However Eleanor had her head turned when two Waxwings flew over calling, and watched them flying off in the direction of Badby.

In the afternoon Eleanor walked around Daventry Country Park and saw the drake Green-winged Teal, six Goosanders and 20+ Siskins.

Jacob Spinks saw a male Blackcap in his garden at Scaldwell village yesterday and witnessed two Ravens and a flock of 46 Golden Plovers over-flying the village today.

I flushed a Woodcock in Scotland Wood (Kelmarsh Estate) this morning and a perusal of the gull roost at Pitsford Reservoir provided views of the adult Caspian Gull.


Neil M

The magnificent Raven!

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