Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Mid week round up

Although I have been out and about during the last couple of days I have not really seen many birds of note.
A Barn Owl was again hunting in the valley below Hanging Houghton at 07.00hrs and 20.00hrs today. Other birds included a pair of Grey Partridge, Sedge Warbler and a party of 4 Fieldfare heading north.
I have bumped into both Blackbird and Song Thrush out with their newly fledged young, starting out on the most dangerous part of their life. Fingers crossed that they will survive.
I always find this time of year quite exciting in the county as you never know what you might bump into. Birds on migration can turn up in the most unlikely places.  Chris Dobbie reports hearing the distinctive song of a Nightingale at dusk on 23rd April next to the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line approx 200m NW of Norton Junction.
It really is a case of ears and eyes wide open and you just might find a good bird in an unexpected place.

Regards Eleanor
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