Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Reservoir birds


At Pitsford Res this afternoon, just before 1pm, a flock of 13 Arctic Terns arrived and flew around the reserve for several minutes, but then disappeared high north-east.  Other birds north of the causeway included the 2 Oystercatchers and a Red Kite.  A flock of about 40 Carrion Crows were by the dam, taking advantage of a major fly hatch from the waters.

A walk around Ravensthorpe Res this afternoon provided a Common Sandpiper and an adult Yellow-legged Gull (please see below images).

An update from the ringing at Stortons GP on Sunday was that some 33 birds were caught which included safely returned ringed birds (and old friends) from previous years in the shape of Sedge and Reed Warblers and Whitethroats, all trans-Saharan migrants.


Neil M

Yellow-legged Gull
Ravensthorpe Res.
A succession of images
of the same adult bird.

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