Tuesday, 6 February 2018

On the cusp - of snow and Ravens!


Eleanor's time out and about today yielded a Woodcock at Harrington Airfield and two more flushed from hedgerows at the old Blueberry Farm complex near Maidwell. The regular Barn Owl was hunting in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton both this morning and this afternoon. An 'asio' owl flushed from a nearby hedge was suspected to have been a Long-eared Owl but showed very poorly and wasn't relocated...

I noticed a pair of Raven in the grounds of St Andrews Hospital, Northampton today - it looks as if they are on the cusp of becoming an urban bird as the resident population in the county (particularly the south west) continues to increase!


Neil M

The wonderful Woodcock.

Raven and Common Buzzard
courtesy of Robin Gossage.
Both species have returned back
to the county during the last couple
of decades...

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