Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Farmland birds


Eleanor was out and about for much of the day today and started at Harrington Airfield where birds included a Whinchat, two Ravens, the large brood of Grey Partridges and two Siskins.

Sywell Country Park hosted a Water Rail, at least two Grey Wagtails and a Siskin.

The Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton towards Blueberry Farm was busy with the scuffling of the fields post-harvest and the gulls, corvids and raptors were taking advantage of this agricultural work to enhance the top-soil. A Peregrine was on one of the fields with prey and other birds of prey included Hobby and lots of Red Kites and Common Buzzards.

Passerines included a trio of chats with a Wheatear and two Whinchats and at least the male and a juvenile from the Stonechat family...


Neil M

Images from the Brampton
Valley courtesy of Eleanor.

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