Monday, February 03, 2020

Brandon Marsh / Borough Hill

☁️⛅️ 11C ~ Wind ⇐ W@14mph  Monday 3rd February 2020 ~ A mid-morning visit to Brandon Marsh produced of note (3) Oystercatcher, Great Egret, (3) Little Egret, (3) Shelduck, (2F) Goldeneye and Pochard on East Marsh Pool, while a wander around the woodlands had (3) Great-spotted Woodpecker, (2) Nuthatch, Marsh Tit and some small groups of finches containing several Lesser Redpoll and Siskin.

Siskin feeding on alder along the East Marsh path

Lesser Redpoll at Brandon Marsh ~ Smaller numbers than of previous years
With the wind dropping an excellent hour at Borough Hill, Daventry in the late afternoon produced at least three Short-eared Owls, Tawny Owl and on route home, a Barn Owl narrowly avoided the school bus roof I was driving behind as it suddenly appeared over the trees on the A425 near Skylark Farm Cafe!

Short-eared Owl at Borough Hill, Daventry

One of at least three Short-eared Owls today

Short-eared Owl, Borough Hill

A very entertaining hour at Borough Hill late afternoon