Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Sunny but restricted Tuesday


Some stunning weather out there today, such a shame that it wasn't possible to properly exploit it with the new restrictions on movement and leaving home.

Eleanor's permitted outdoor exercise regime ensured she went out running with the collies and Tor in tow. The best bird located was a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming and calling along the Brampton Valley Way south of the Kelmarsh Tunnels and between the junctions of the respective footpaths to Harrington Airfield and also Maidwell.

My limited excursion today provided me with a north-bound Swallow flying over the road between Pitsford Reservoir causeway and Brixworth village, my first in the UK this year.

Birds in the garden included up to seven Reed Buntings and a few Yellowhammers and a couple of fly-through butterflies included a smart male Brimstone or two.

These are extraordinary times and it is important we all play our part at reducing risks with appropriate social distancing; hopefully we can all see a little of our local wildlife whilst doing so!


Neil M

Black-headed Gull.

Drake Goldeneye.

Above two images courtesy
of John Gamble.

Bearded Tit.

Black-tailed Godwit.

Above two images courtesy
of Robin Gossage.

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