Friday, 20 March 2020

Wheatears and more!


An early morning foray to the top of Blueberry Hill near Maidwell this morning produced a Wheatear!

Harrington Airfield also hosted a Wheatear plus a Snipe, a gaggle of Tree Sparrows and good numbers of Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings, Chaffinches and Linnets and smaller numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare.

Another Wheatear was at Hartwell today and Summer Leys hosted a Mediterranean Gull, seven Black-tailed Godwits, a Kingfisher, a Wheatear, two Grey Wagtails and a Brambling. Stanwick Pits attracted two Great White Egrets, three Redshanks and a Dunlin.

However it was Clifford Hill Pits that provided the most interesting birds with two summer plumage Black-necked Grebes on the Nene Barrage as found by Adrian. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was also still there plus two drake Scaup, a Raven, sixty Golden Plovers and sixty Sand Martins.

Four Green Sandpipers were at Deene Lake today and Pitsford Reservoir was good for a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, fourteen Sand Martins and another Wheatear. Chiffchaffs are in good numbers throughout the county now.


Neil M

Golden Plovers at
Clifford Hill Pits today
courtesy of Jim Dunkley.


Redwings and Fieldfares are
currently moving through the
county in high numbers.
Image courtesy of Robin Gossage.

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