Thursday, 19 March 2020

Slow steps to spring


Birds at Brixworth Water Treatment Works this morning included a Barn Owl, three Snipe and three Grey Wagtails. Meadow Pipits, Redwings and Fieldfares were moving north in good numbers for the first couple of hours from dawn this morning...

Jim Dunkley noted a large flock of five hundred plus Golden Plovers at and close to Sywell Aerodrome today.

At Earls Barton Pits today the single Knot was still present as was a Little Ringed Plover, two Redshanks, a Wheatear, a Ring-necked Parakeet, a Shelduck, eleven Snipe, and a Sand Martin. Clifford Hill Pits still hosted the Dark-bellied Brent Goose today plus two drake Scaup, a Redshank, a Peregrine and three Sand Martins.

This evening a Short-eared Owl and a Barn Owl were in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton.

A short ringing session took place at Bradden this morning before the drizzle hit and yielded 36 birds made up of Blue, Coal and Great Tits, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Chaffinches. a couple of Robins and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.


Neil M

Part of the Golden Plover
flock at Sywell today, courtesy
of Jim Dunkley.

Eurasian Kestrel
courtesy of Robin Gossage.

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