HIGHLIGHTS: A Honey Buzzard flew over Pitsford Reservoir (1st). Borough Hill logged an unidentified skua (10th), a Wood Lark (23rd) and Hawfinch (22nd). Another Hawfinch flew over Boddington Reservoir (10th). Gannets were over Earls Barton GP (23rd) and the M1 Junction 15A (29th). Two Bearded Tits were at Earls Barton (7th), with four at Stortons GP (from 9th) and six at Stanwick GP (from 24th). Stanford Reservoir had a Siberian Chiffchaff (5th), Mealy Redpoll (24th) and a Yellowbrowed Warbler (20th), with another warbler at Harrington Airfield (21st). A Hen Harrier visited Blueberry Farm, Maidwell (19th). Great White Egrets were at eight sites, with five at Pitsford.
BLUEBERRY FARM: A Corn Bunting, Tree Pipit, four Stonechats, 10 Bramblings and a Peregrine were logged.
BODDINGTON RESERVOIR: A Caspian Gull, five Yellow-legged Gulls, a Rock Pipit and two Stonechats were noted.
BOROUGH HILL: Six Crossbills and four Bramblings flew over. Four Stonechats and a Whinchat were present.
DAVENTRY CP: A Black-necked Grebe remained for two weeks. Waders included 70 Golden Plovers, a Ruff, four Green Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper. Two Pintails, a Red-crested Pochard and Water Pipit visited.
DITCHFORD GP: Three Black-tailed Godwits, three Egyptian Geese, three Stonechats and four Rock Pipits were present.
HARRINGTON AIRFIELD: Short-eared Owls were seen twice. There was a Merlin (28th), Peregrine, eight Bramblings, two Stonechats, a Whinchat and 30 Golden Plovers. HOLLOWELL RESERVOIR: Five Red-crested Pochards, a Pintail, Garganey, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Rock Pipit and two Stonechats visited.
PITSFORD: A Garganey remained (to 26th). There were 21 Pintails, 15 Red-crested Pochards, a Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, six Green Sandpipers, 19 Golden Plovers, a Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, three Caspian Gulls, two Yellow-legged Gulls, a Water Pipit (28th), Rock Pipit, White Wagtail, Whinchat and Stonechat.
STANFORD: There were four Pinkfeet, two Tree Pipits, a Rock Pipit and Mediterranean Gull (14th).
OTHER SITES: Stortons GP hosted a Bittern on four dates, a Short-eared Owl and Peregrine. Earls Barton was visited by three Black-tailed Godwits, seven Pintails and a Stonechat. A Ring Ouzel visited a Bush Hill, Northampton garden for four days, with another at Long Buckby. A Marsh Harrier flew between Pineham and Upton Mill, Northampton. A Bittern and Jack Snipe were at Thrapston GP. Seven Jack Snipe and 21 Snipe were at Barnes Meadow, Northampton. Bob Bullock (01604 627 262)