Saturday, 21 September 2019

Saturday's birds


A day of chores today but the first dog walk of the day this morning was in stunning, golden light in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton where there were plenty of common raptors out hunting. A Common Redstart was in 'shrike hedge' and a Golden Plover was present in the fields for a short time. A large flock of Linnets and small flocks of Reed Buntings and Yellowhammers suggest that the wild bird food crop and nectar beds may attract birds throughout the autumn. Fiona saw a Whinchat on 'shrike hedge' this afternoon.

Two Ravens were near Scaldwell village, a Hobby was over Delapre (Northampton) and Stanwick Pits again hosted six Cattle Egrets today plus two Hobby and two Yellow-legged Gulls. A Great White Egret and a Snipe lingered at Summer Leys today and Thrapston Pits supported a Dunlin, a Snipe, a Pintail and a Yellow-legged Gull.


Neil M

Long-billed Dowitcher.

Lapland Bunting.

Above images taken
in Dorset recently
courtesy of John Gamble.


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