Friday, 21 October 2016

Harrington migration


Harrington Airfield was exciting this morning in classic conditions - lots of thrushes spiraling around in the low cloud and initial mirk. Redwings were in their hundreds and there were good numbers of Fieldfares, Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, Skylarks and Chaffinches on the move. Several flocks of Starlings arrowed south-west and other migrants included four redpoll sp and at least two Bramblings. Birds in the bushes included a couple of Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap and there was a flock of fifty mobile Golden Plovers.

Richard How visited later in the morning and located a Yellow-browed Warbler with a tit flock next to the old shooting wall. An excellent find and well overdue for the site. Unfortunately it couldn't be re-located later.

Two or three Bramblings were in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this morning.


Neil M



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