Friday, 18 March 2016

Owls, Brents and Feed-stations...


Eleanor took an early morning wander around Blueberry Farm today and again saw the two Short-eared Owls in Redgrass plus a Barn Owl. Two Kingfishers were on the brook in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton, with a hunting Barn Owl nearby.

Plenty of birds in the garden today which included a Tree Sparrow, half a dozen Yellowhammers, at least six Reed Buntings, a Brambling and the Canary x Goldfinch hybrid still.

After finishing a restock of the main feed station at Pitsford Reservoir this morning, I noticed a tight flock of ten Dark-bellied Brent Geese on the water in front of Maytrees Hide. These migrants were clearly resting and subsequently relocated south of the causeway on the open water in the main basin and visible from the dam (and were still present early afternoon).


Neil M

Barn and Short-eared Owls
at Blueberry Farm yesterday.
Eleanor's best efforts at long
range with a bridge camera...

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