Sunday, 7 February 2016

Yet more rain and gale force winds!

Hello

Eric Graham enjoyed himself at Thrapston GP this morning seeing two Great White Egrets, a hunting Peregrine, five Goosanders and a couple of Lesser Redpolls.

Ian Dobson also did well with a visit to Ravensthorpe Reservoir this morning, seeing 3-4 Otters before 9.30am...

Two Ravens were vocal this morning as they flew over Hanging Houghton, upsetting the local Carrion Crows. I visited Market Harborough this morning but didn't see any Otters on the swollen River Welland. A few Siskins and a Grey Wagtail were about but perhaps the more interesting nature observations were of a Moorhen gobbling up a huge lob-worm (I didn't know they did that!) and a pair of Blackbirds feeding their nestlings in a nest in some ivy! A particularly photogenic Robin kept me entertained for quite a while...

Colin Hewitt witnessed a Common Buzzard flushing up about a dozen Snipe from one of the top fields at Harrington Airfield this afternoon.

Regards

Neil M


Female Sparrowhawk
Market Harborough





Robin at Welland Park
Market Harborough

Apparently it is possible
to eat too much cake...!

Woodpigeon at Welland Park,
Market Harborough.

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