Today was the Pitsford Reservoir Waterbird Count, and another day whereby we attempted to count the birds using the habitat. Most of the more interesting birds were repeats from the last couple of weeks but we failed to locate the Great White Egret (if it is still present).
An adult Osprey flew in just before 12 noon and watched over the Scaldwell Bay for a time before heading back south. Two female Red-crested Pochard were in the Walgrave Bay and other birds north of the causeway included a Goldeneye, a Garganey, 5 Little Egrets, a Greenshank and 4 Common Sandpipers. Birds south of the causeway included 4 Little Egrets (probably some duplication with birds north of the causeway as they are very mobile), 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers and a Goldeneye.
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Male Migrant Hawker