Monday, 28 November 2016

Brampton Valley birds

Hello

Didn't have to travel far today to come across good birds! The remains of the sunflower crop in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton attracted a Greenfinch flock numbering about sixty birds, with much smaller numbers of Goldfinch and Linnet. It was probably these that attracted a female Merlin this morning as she hunted the open expanse fields at the usual high speed Merlin pace!

Also present was the Short-eared Owl again and one of the pairs of Stonechat put in an appearance.

Regards

Neil M

Greenfinch

Courtesy of Cathy Ryden.

Merlin

(Image taken Scillies 2015).

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