Category Archives: Raptors

Marsh Harriers in Northants

The continued presence of a Marsh Harrier at Pitsford Reservoir over the past few days has provided a good excuse for a snapshot of the status of this species in Northamptonshire. Seen only briefly in Walgrave Bay by Neil & … Continue reading

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Secrets of a Peregrine’s Lair

In recent years Peregrines have habitually used the 418-foot National Lift Tower (formerly Express Lifts Tower) in Northampton to roost and to hunt from. Some 4-5 years ago a pair – which included an immature female – took up almost permanent … Continue reading

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At last … Honey Buzzard

It’s about time we had one this year and John Peacock was lucky enough to catch this individual as it passed over the footpath near the Screen Hide at Summer Leys this morning. Initially mobbed by a crow, it circled … Continue reading

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… and now Black Kite!

While working in Rutland on Thursday, 12th May, Tom Lowe ‘videoscoped’ this Black Kite after it had drifted over him, high SSE, and crossed the River Welland into Northamptonshire between Collyweston and Easton-on-the-Hill. His videograb composite, below, leaves no doubts … Continue reading

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