Saturday, 23 February 2013

Cold day birding

Hi

A ringing session at Kelmarsh Hall today confirmed the presence of at least 1 Brambling, 4 Lesser Redpolls and 19 Siskins.  Big gulls were seen regularly moving north over this site from lunch-time well in to the afternoon.

At Hanging Houghton today the Red Kites had increased to 3 and the 2 Ravens were seen again, with at least 4 Lesser Redpolls in the garden.

A visit to Ravensthorpe Res this afternoon paid off with a Bittern visible from the causeway on the small side at about 3.30pm.  Other birds included 6 Smew (4 'redheads' on the small side and 2 drakes by the dam), a Water Rail, 4 Siskins and a Kingfisher.

Regards

Eleanor and Neil
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