Saturday, 7 March 2020

March migration.


This morning Steve Fisher saw a Barnacle Goose flying over Stanwick Pits plus a Great White Egret, five Redshanks and eight Siskins.

Sadly the Bearded Tit from yesterday wasn't seen at Sywell CP today but there was a female Stonechat, a couple of Cetti's Warblers and two Water Rails too. Three Stonechats were at Bunker Three at Harrington Airfield this morning and a pair of Grey Partridge were present too.

Thrapston Pits produced a Curlew, two Great White Egrets, a Redshank and two Oystercatchers and further along the valley at Clifford Hill, Mark Williams saw two drake Scaup, a Great White Egret and twelve Goosanders; a Snipe and an Oystercatcher were noted at Summerleys.

Birds at Deene Lake today included a pair of Egyptian Geese, two Snipe and three Green Sandpipers. There were three groups of boxing Hares at nearby Blatherwycke Lake.

Hollowell Reservoir hosted a Great White Egret today plus four Snipe and a Chiffchaff was along the Brampton Valley Way below Brixworth this afternoon.

Pitsford Reservoir remains very full of water and the only birds of specific interest were two Great White Egrets in trees in the Scaldwell Bay and two Yellow-legged Gulls in the gull roost at the other end of the reservoir.


Neil M

Stonechat courtesy
of Robin Gossage. Good numbers
are currently moving through
 the county.

Reed Bunting courtesy of
Robin Gossage. Also plenty
on the move at the moment...

Brown Hare courtesy of
Robin. And this is one of the
times of the year to see these
fabulous animals active in the
fields of Northamptonshire.

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