Thursday, 10 March 2016

Birds of the mud!


With most of the floods having subsided this morning, there was lots of lovely mud to contend with instead. A Woodcock flushed up at Kelmarsh Hall had probably been displaced by the weather and Eleanor saw a pair of Grey Partridge at Harrington Airfield and a pair of Stonechat at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell.

This afternoon Eleanor located 50 Golden Plovers near Newlands,Walgrave and two vocal Curlews flew over in a southerly direction. A pair of Grey Partridge were present too.

Checking the distant gull roost at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon failed to find a scarce gull; a Kingfisher was the only bird of note.

Chris Payne committed to some bird ringing at Bradden today, catching some 38 birds which included several new Chaffinches, a new Treecreeper and a Greenfinch already bearing a ring from elsewhere.

About time for some classic spring migrants please!


Neil M
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