Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sunday's birds


An early morning walk in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton in dull, still conditions provided a singing Grasshopper Warbler and an unexpected flock of seven Little Egrets which flew low and west at 5.40am.

A wander around fields next to Lamport Hall didn't provide any birds of note but insects included a single Beautiful Demoiselle. This once rare insect in central Northants is definitely becoming more common.

The weather at Harrington Airfield was beautiful this evening with late sunshine and horizon-hugging cloud creating a pleasing sunset. The Linnets and Swallows on site took evasive action when a hunting Hobby arrived on the scene and a Barn Owl was quartering the grassland and scrubby areas. A reminder that there will be a ringing operations at the old airfield tomorrow and the trapping area will be out of bounds to general visitors.


Neil M


Sunning male Blackbird.

Carrion Crow.


Reed Warbler.

Sand Martins.

More images from Steve Bennison,
taken mostly at Summer Leys LNR.

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