Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Rainy Wednesday


At last some rain! Nowhere near enough of course but it's a start!

The Quail wasn't heard in the fields below Hanging Houghton today despite a couple of visits.

Adrian found both the drake Garganeys at Earls Barton Pits this morning, one on Hardwater Lake and another on the Summer Leys LNR. He also located a 'reeling' Grasshopper Warbler in the Nene Valley on the edge of Wellingborough near to the private fishing lake next to the prison and then saw an adult Mediterranean Gull over his street in Wellingborough!

A Spotted Flycatcher was along the Brampton Valley Way just north of the Draughton Crossing yesterday and an Osprey was north of the causeway at Pitsford Reservoir late morning today with a third calendar year Yellow-legged Gull and Grey Wagtail near to the dam. Two Scaup were reported from Daventry Country Park today and Stanford Reservoir hosted two Ospreys yesterday evening and a Great White Egret this morning. An Osprey caught a fish at Hollowell Reservoir this afternoon.

The number of Ospreys seen in the county the last few days is probably an indication of how many birds are wandering around out there and a reflection of the success of the local Rutland Osprey Reintroduction Scheme.


Neil M


Common Tern by
Cathy Ryden.

Swallow nestlings today
courtesy of Chris Payne.

Scarce Chaser at Ring Haw,
Old Sulehay courtesy of
David Arden. This dragonfly
is currently restricted to the east
of the county but will surely spread
further west during the next couple
of seasons.

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