Wednesday, 24 February 2010

February 24th 2010

A male Blackcap and 2 Buzzard were seen in Northampton Lane as I made my way to the pond and after a dull start to the day this afternoon had a feel of spring to it with partial sunshine bringing temperatures to nearly 8c. There was not much difference in duck numbers to yesterday’s visit and the only noticeable new arrivals were a male and 2 female Shoveler. At least 3 Buzzards were enjoying the weather along with a single Sparrowhawk and a Redshank was heard calling before I eventually found it circling the reservoir. The juvenile Glaucous Gull was located in the roost amongst the larger gulls out in the centre while adult Med Gull in partial summer plumage was in toft bay. Also seen were Great-northern Diver, Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit and Great-spotted Woodpecker.

Pale Brindled Beauty in my trap this morning and a couple of moths are fluttering around the trap as I write this blog this evening

Paul Cashmore took this video of the Brandon Marsh Bittern yesterday morning and just shows if your lucky enough it can make your day - magic Paul - many thanks
video

Richard

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