Monday, 27 February 2017

Monday's birds...

Hello

Diane Freeman noted a Barn Owl at Rectory Farm, Old this morning and this afternoon Andrew Tyrrell located a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Salcey Forest, about 100 yards from the old 'Green Woodpecker car park', associating with Long-tailed Tits.

Two Waxwings were perched on our next door neighbour's television aerial (Hanging Houghton) at 8.45am this morning, trilling well before flying off! Two Grey Wagtails were at Brixworth Water Treatment Works today and a Chiffchaff was calling from a hedge there too. Harrington Airfield hosted a flock of about a hundred Golden Plovers plus two or three Brown Hares.

A couple of hours surveying an area near Spratton this morning (before the rain arrived) was productive with sightings of four Ravens, three Goosanders, two Woodcock and a Common Snipe.

A few thousand Starlings were producing a 'murmuration' at Kettering General Hospital this afternoon.

This Wednesday evening is the AGM of the Northants Bird Club at the usual venue of the Fishing Lodge at Pitsford Reservoir. The business of the AGM will not take long, and following presentation of the Graham Soden Trophy, the main part of the evening will be a presentation by Mike Alibone on birding in the Middle East hot spot of Israel. We look forward to seeing you there!

Regards

Neil M

Coots (arguing as usual)!

Grey Heron.

Drake Tufted Duck.

Water Rail (and Mallard).

All images courtesy
of Robin Gossage.

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