Thursday, 27 April 2017

Grasshopper Warblers and Black Terns


Eleanor came across a singing Grasshopper Warbler showing well at Blueberry Farm this morning, but with the lack of available habitat it is likely that this is a returning bird from last year that will quickly move on... A hunting Barn Owl was also present.

This afternoon Eleanor was at Harlestone Heath and saw at least two Siskins in the trees. A wander around the rough fields and scrub between Harlestone Heath and Kings Heath provided two more singing and visible Grasshopper Warblers, a Cuckoo and an adult male Peregrine.

There were two Black Terns visible from the dam at Pitsford Reservoir this evening and Robin Gossage saw another today at Summer Leys Nature Reserve at Earls Barton.


Neil M

Black Tern today at Summer Leys
 NR courtesy of Robin Gossage.

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