Sunday, 16 March 2014

Black 5 double header

First time in a week there was no overnight fog so with a westerly breeze soon shifting any low cloud it turned out to be another fine spring day which resulted in 3 Red Kite including one low over the centre of Kettering and a further 5 Red Kite while we waited at Harringworth Viaduct. The double header was on time and its warning whistle as it entered wing tunnel shifted a party of Skylark and one Snipe.

Decided to call in on Eyebrook Reservoir on the way home and managed Marsh Tit, Chiffchaff by the feeders, Little Owl in an old oak tree, 4 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 4 Shelduck, Little Egret and a few Goldeneye among the remaining winter ducks and by mid-day as we drove through Rugby Brimstone butterflies were on the move with at least 3 seen with a Peregrine over Rugby School.

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