Monday, 11 November 2013

And an afternoon of drizzle too...

Hello

A wander in the midday drizzle at Harrington Airfield today provided views of a Peregrine and about c100 Golden Plovers.  Good numbers of Chaffinches are currently feeding on the seed at the concrete track entrance, and some days a few Bramblings join them.

At about 1.20pm this afternoon, 4 Red-crested Pochard were visible in the Walgrave Bay at Pitsford Res, and presumably different birds from the birds seen in the Scaldwell Bay earlier on.

A change of scenery this afternoon with a visit over to Stanwick GP; however the birds were about as dismal as the weather!  The gulls didn't behave and kept away from the main lake and other birds noted included a Kingfisher, a Little Egret, a Redshank, a Dunlin and two Chiffchaffs with plenty of Water Rails and Cetti's Warblers audible from the reed margins.

A ringing session at Stortons GP on Sunday was very successful with 60+ birds being captured which included Water Rail, Redwing, Song Thrush and Treecreeper in addition to the usual Reed Buntings, Chaffinches, tits etc.

Regards

E & N
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