Wednesday, 28 March 2018

A good time for garden birdwatching...


The exceptional run of Barn Owl records continues with singles today at Pitsford Reservoir, between Holcot village and the A43 and in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton.

It seems that Reed Buntings are still in many gardens and they are likely to remain well in to April as they feed up and condition themselves for the forthcoming breeding season. A Jay again paid a visit to our garden today but didn't linger.

Harrington Airfield seemed quiet for birds today but produced a Chiffchaff and a small flock of Golden Plovers. An adult male Peregrine was hunting at Pitsford Reservoir today.

This morning a male Wheatear was in the Brampton Valley between Hanging Houghton and Gamboro' Plantation (a traditional stop-over site) but early this afternoon and after the rain there were four males in the bean field there.

Eleanor paid East Carlton Country Park a visit late this afternoon and saw two lingering Hawfinches, a Siskin, two Redpolls and good numbers of Redwings.


Neil M

Reed Bunting and
House Sparrow.

Lesser Redpolls.


A selection of recent garden bird
images courtesy of David Arden.

Jay courtesy of
John Tilly.

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