Friday, 25 November 2016

Black Friday birds


A Grey Wagtail remained at Hanging Houghton this morning and birds in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton included a Short-eared Owl (morning only), a Barn Owl and two pairs of Stonechat. Two Ravens were over Brixworth Country Park heading towards Brixworth village.

Single Siskins were at Kelmarsh Hall and Scotland Wood this morning and this afternoon Harrington Airfield hosted a Woodcock, approximately thirty Golden Plovers and a Siskin or two. Ringing will take place over the week-end in an effort to monitor winter thrushes and parts of the complex will be out of bounds (public footpaths and the concrete track not affected).

John Woollett re-trapped a Goldfinch in his Astcote garden on 23rd November which he first ringed in the garden in December 2011. John has caught it on two other occasions during this period so this five year old finch must make a bee-line for John's garden every winter!


Neil M

Golden Plovers


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