Wednesday, 1 February 2017

More Waxwings...


Rather wet and dreary at Harrington Airfield this morning and the only birds of interest were two Woodcock and just four Golden Plovers.

A brief visit to Pitsford Reservoir this morning was sufficient to see a first year Caspian Gull lounging around off the Sailing Club.

Jim Dunkley espied a flock of 12-14 mobile Waxwings on the periphery of Sywell Airport today, these birds attracted to the yellow berry variety of Rowan trees. In addition some of the Waxwings were again reported at Linden Avenue, Kettering today but none were noticed in Hanging Houghton.

This evening was the photographic competition of the Northants Bird Club and for the second year in a row Dave Jackson won, this time with a stunning image of a Nuthatch. Dave Thomas was again narrowly edged to second place with a superb image of a Crab Plover and Robin Gossage grabbed third place with a picture of a feisty Wren.


Neil M

Waxwings at Sywell Airport
courtesy of Jim Dunkley.

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