Thursday, 7 April 2016

Industrious rafters!


Kelmarsh Hall provided views of a Raven and a singing Blackcap this morning and a short wander at Harrington Airfield provided an overflying Crossbill heading north and a single Wheatear on the third bunker.

Eleanor took a wander around the fields between Walgrave village and Pitsford Reservoir and came across a male Ring Ouzel feeding on a field margin early this afternoon, and nearby two Yellow Wagtails and two Wheatears were in the field as occupied by the Redstarts last autumn.

Meanwhile several volunteers were very industrious building tern rafts at Pitsford Reservoir today as the below images portray!


Neil M

Working hard despite the
April showers!

And it floats!
It won't be long before
prospective breeders arrive
and take up residence on the
reserve rafts

Images courtesy of Helen Franklin

Common Buzzard in a
garden at Spratton.
Not yet in the top twenty
species for visiting gardens
but as their status has changed
in the county so has their behaviour.
Now regularly hunting over the suburbs
of towns and large villages, resident
in some public parks and a common roadside
sight, they have slowly squeezed in to
every available space in which to hunt
and breed.

Image courtesy of  David Arden.

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