Thursday, 27 September 2012



Some ringing in the Walgrave Bay at Pitsford Res was accomplished this morning with 56 birds caught and released.  Birds processed included 6 Chiffchaffs, a couple of Goldcrests and a Blackcap.

There were plenty more Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs and several Blackcaps in the bushes, together with at least 3 Marsh Tits and a Willow Tit.  Moving migrants included a Grey Wagtail, a couple of Yellow Wagtails, c10 Siskins, 2 redpoll sp and relatively small numbers of Meadow Pipits and 'alba' wagtails.  Two Kingfishers were careering around the margins.

Plenty of dragonflies were still on the wing, mostly Ruddy Darters and Migrant Hawkers but also a late Brown Hawker.

A Rock Pipit flew high south over Hanging Houghton at about 3.15pm (calling well).

Neil M
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