Thursday, 26 December 2013

Boxing Day birds


A visit to Harrington Airfield this morning confirmed the presence of 10 Bramblings and the flock of about 100 Golden Plovers still.  Good numbers of Fieldfare also remain on-site.

At Blueberry Farm, Maidwell this afternoon the usual birds were all still present - 2 Ravens, 2 Red Kites, a Barn Owl and the pair of Stonechat.

At Pitsford Res today, a short ringing session at the Old Scaldwell Road produced thirty birds of which half were new.  Highlights were three Fieldfares and two Redwings.  One of the Redwing was a re-trap from the same site first caught in early November, which is a surprise considering the nomadic nature of this species.

The Great Northern Diver was still present at Pitsford this afternoon, fishing at the juncture of The Narrows and The Basin.  The gull roost contained an adult Caspian Gull and an adult Yellow-legged Gull.


Eleanor & Neil


Black Swans

Great Northern Diver
All three images courtesy
of Robin Gossage
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