Friday, 30 August 2013

Autumn migrants

Hello

Yesterday evening (Thursday) saw two Hobbies chasing each other around in the Walgrave Bay at Pitsford Res.

A ringing session was completed at Pitsford Res today (Friday), focussing mainly in the Scaldwell Bay.  Seventy-four birds were caught which included 3 Mallard, a Kingfisher, 6 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warblers, a Willow Warbler and 3 Chiffchaffs.  A Nuthatch there evaded capture!

Birds at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell this morning included 4 Whinchats in the southern-most field and 2 Red Kites.

An evening walk at Harrington Airfield this evening was productive with a juvenile Ring Ouzel near the middle bunker on the old airstrip, a Short-eared Owl, 2 Turtle Doves, a Red Kite and a Hobby.

The gull roost at Pitsford Res provided views of a juvenile Caspian Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gulls, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull and 4-6 Common Terns, all visible from the yacht club.

Finally please view the new tab 'Little Owl' with some more excellent images from John Boland and an invitation to come up with a suitable caption!

Regards

Eleanor and Neil
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