A walk around part of Harrington Airfield this morning was pleasant but for the first day for a long time no visible migration was apparent. At least one Brambling was still present as was a Willow Tit. Common birds included plenty of Chaffinches and Woodpigeons and the Linnet flock remains.
Small numbers of Siskins were present at Sunderland Wood and Kelmarsh Hall (Kelmarsh Estate) this morning and there were 2 Bramblings and 2 redpoll sp at Hanging Houghton sewer works.
A ringing session took place in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Res this afternoon (and will continue tomorrow morning) and new birds included 2 Kingfishers, 18 Goldcrests and 4 Redwings. A couple of Willow Tits were in the back of the bay and the high water levels have attracted two vocal Water Rails. Up to 4 Pintail were also present. The creature of the day was possibly the superb queen Hornet disturbed in the Ringing Hut at Pitsford!
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