Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Spring sunshine!


Sadly another Barn Owl casualty was lying at the side of the road alongside the A508 between Hanging Houghton and Scaldwell this morning, only a couple of hundred yards where I picked up a Common Buzzard last week which had suffered a similar fate...

The Stonechat count went up to seven individuals in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton today and an evening wander at Harrington Airfield indicated three pairs of Grey Partridge on territory and plenty of buntings coming down for seed and grain.

Chris Payne took a couple of hours out this morning in lovely spring sunshine to commit to a little ringing at Bradden in South Northants which culminated in processing 35 birds made up of 16 Goldfinches, 4 Chaffinches, a Greenfinch, a Goldcrest, 6 Blue Tits, 6 Great Tits and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Eric Graham spent some time on the Titchmarsh Reserve at Thrapston today and saw plenty of birds including a Great White Egret, three Little Egrets, four Goosanders, a pair of Oystercatchers, three redpoll sp, six Cetti's Warblers and two singing Chiffchaffs.

Jacob saw a third winter Caspian Gull in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon plus a Green Sandpiper and two Redshanks.


Neil M

Rainbow over Maytrees
Hide at Pitsford Reservoir
on Sunday!

Female Great Spotted Woodpecker
courtesy of Chris Payne.

Great Crested Grebe versus Pike...errr
no contest really!

Pictures courtesy of Robin Gossage.

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