Despite two very busy days I have managed to snatch some short periods of birding albeit at Harrington Airfield and Blueberry. Yesterday the bushes at Harrington Airfield were absolutely heaving with Fieldfares and Redwings. There were hundreds of these winter thrushes and the sound of their chattering was quite deafening and the sight of so many was amazing. Also joining in were large numbers of Bramblings and I estimated about 200 birds, again quite an incredible sight and sound. However today's visit was so different, far less birds and very quiet. It would seem that there was an attempt at Hare coursing although not witnessed by myself which may have disturbed the birds. A Merlin has been seen on a couple of occasions.
Nearby at Pitsford Reservoir the Wood Sandpiper remains in the Scaldwell Bay along with a Green Sandpiper, Red Crested Pochards, Goosander and Great White Egrets.