Saturday, 27 November 2010

November 27th 2010

Snowed overnight and did not get up above freezing all day.
The Brandon Marsh Short-eared Owl was hunting between newlands and the golf course while the Bittern did a fly by. Only other birds of note were Treecreeper, 30 Siskin and 4 Snipe.
Moved out of the county to East Carlton in Northamptonshire where a first winter Dartford Warbler showed in Wire Lane before returning to the Grandborough valley via Pitsford Reservoir where the long staying Great White Egret was still present along with 2 female Smew, Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail and a Curlew low over the causeway.
Another -9 bone chilling evening spent looking for owls managing 3 Barn Owls from two locations before giving up and falling asleep in front of a welcome fire - another six hours and we do it all again – magic.


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