Monday, 15 May 2017

Breezy and wet Monday


Yesterday (Sunday) Debbie and Eric Graham were at Blatherwycke Lake and saw a pair of Egyptian Geese and several Shelduck as well as a hawking Hobby.

A morning foray to Harrington Airfield in the rain this morning confirmed the presence of at least two pairs of Grey Partridge. Last year they seemed to delay their breeding efforts and produced two broods of young which appeared to survive to full size. With this current wet spell let's hope they do the same this year! It may have been wet and breezy but it didn't stop Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat and plenty of Willow Warblers from singing their stuff!

Pitsford Reservoir, like many county sites, has had a cracking spring so it was a touch disappointing when this afternoon and evening there were just three Ringed Plovers and a Little Ringed Plover at the Moulton Grange spit.

Congratulations go to Gary Pullan who yet again found a Red-rumped Swallow at Daventry Country Park today. Gary has an amazing ability to find rare birds with a track record of stunning birds over the last couple of decades. Well done Gary!


Neil M

Lapwing. Very few pairs
seem to be holding territory
in the county this year...

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