Wednesday, 2 November 2016

More feed stations...


Birding opportunities yesterday (Tuesday) were virtually non-existent but Eleanor did see a Barn Owl just outside the village here at Hanging Houghton.

Today was spent clearing brush and vegetation on the Kelmarsh Estate in preparation for setting up the winter wild bird feeding stations. A little later this year as October was so mild, I'm sure that it won't take long for the birds to respond!

A Raven was heard calling at Sunderland Wood where Nuthatch and Marsh Tit were also audible. A few Siskins were present at Kelmarsh Hall and Common Buzzards were vocal and airborne at all three sites.

Despite the habitat changing for the worse, four pairs of Stonechat remained at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell this afternoon. A male Brambling remained around our garden at Hanging Houghton.


Neil M

The white cattle at Kelmarsh
Hall were a little bemused
at our efforts of cutting back
the vegetation bordering their field!

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