Friday, 20 May 2016



Eric Graham again spent some time on the Titchmarsh reserve near Thrapston today and saw the usual warblers, a Hobby, a drake Mandarin Duck (on Elinor Lake), two Little Egrets and two Cuckoos.

Eleanor saw two hunting Barn Owls in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this evening and I conducted a short dog walk at the western end of the Earls Barton Gravel Pits complex. The Cormorant colony had plenty of youngsters in the nests and I finally saw my first Cuckoos of the year when three flew past together - hooray! Away from the Nene Valley they are extremely scarce in the county this year and has anyone seen a Turtle Dove yet?


Neil M

Cuckoo by Robin Gossage.

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