Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Still plenty of Bramblings...


A wander around Harrington Airfield first thing provided views of a pair of Stonechat, twenty Golden Plovers and the large covey of Grey Partridge again. At least four Bramblings were on the seed at the start of the concrete track, feeding with Yellowhammers and Chaffinches.

Brixworth Country Park hosted two Bramblings and two Siskins and there were two Ravens at Hanging Houghton. A pair of Stonechat were in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton and another pair were at Blueberry Farm. A small flock of at least six Bramblings were in a small copse between the Brampton Valley Way and Blueberry Farm. Yesterday there was a pre-roost gathering of thirty-four Red Kites near to Blueberry Farm.

This afternoon four Jack Snipe and fifteen to twenty Snipe were at Barnes Meadow Reserve and the usual adult Yellow-legged Gull was off the Sailing Club at Pitsford Reservoir as was a Grey Wagtail.


Neil M

Yellow-legged Gull. Large gulls
regularly spend time at Pitsford
Reservoir eating dead and dying
fish and the once scarce Yellow-
legged Gull is much more common
than previously. And they are staying
for longer...

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