Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Last day of May


A wander at Harrington Airfield this morning was pleasant but lacking birds somewhat with just a couple of pairs of Grey Partridge of note. The Common Spotted Orchids are just beginning to bloom and many other flowers won't be long. Three Hares gallivanting about were fun and insects included Common Blue and Small Heath butterflies. Please note that it is likely that there will be a bird ringing session at Harrington on Friday and the old airstrip and bunkers will be out of bounds during this operation. The concrete track and official footpaths remain unaffected.

A singing Grasshopper Warbler remained in it's weedy field between Lamport and Blueberry Farm and Pitsford Reservoir this evening attracted two Turnstones, a Dunlin and a drake Mandarin Duck all between the Old Scaldwell Road and the Bird Club hide. A Little Owl was nearby and plenty of Chimney Sweeper Moths were fluttering around the Scaldwell Meadow with any number of Muntjac Deer feeding on the foreshore. The pair of Oystercatchers now seem to have just two chicks...


Neil M

Common Spotted Orchid.

Brown Hare.


Common Terns.

Drake Mandarin Duck.

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