Monday, 29 August 2016

Catch Up

 After a rather soggy weekend it was nice to return to a lovely Autumnal day. Early this morning there was a Little Egret, Barn Owl, Wheatear and Common Redstart in the valley below Hanging Houghton.
This afternoon I took the "gammy" legged collies plus spaniel for a walk across the fields from Walgrave to the hedgerow which has been productive for Common Redstart.  By the time we reached the hedgerow I had already come across 2 Whinchat and a Common Redstart . Whilst the dogs rested I checked the hedge and today there were at least 3 Common Redstart, a Spotted Flycatcher and another Whinchat.
I spent late afternoon/early evening walking around Blueberry and sitting at the top of Blueberry Hill field watching the world go by as well as the birds going over , which included Tree Pipit, Golden Plover and Crossbill.  Birds seen in the area included 3 Stonechat, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Common Restart and 2 Whinchat.
During the past couple of days I have visited Harrington Airfield a few times. It has been fairly quiet, just a couple of Common Redstart, 2 Turtle Doves and a Cream Crowned Marsh Harrier. 

Regards Eleanor

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