Friday, 13 December 2013

Feeding Stations

Hello

Well this morning was back to reality with visits to the majority of the wild bird feeding stations to top up feeders and add extra food.  Despite the relatively mild conditions the food has been disappearing fast!  A Woodcock flushed up at Scotland Wood (Kelmarsh Estate) and a vocal Raven flew through the wood.  A juvenile female Peregrine was chasing Woodpigeons in the fields between Scotland Wood and Maidwell village.  I left her perched in an ash tree waiting for her prey to return after she had frightened them all away!

At least one Grey Wagtail was at Brixworth Sewer Works and Eleanor counted about ten Bramblings on the seed at Harrington Airfield this morning.

The Hume's Leaf Warbler was heard calling at the undisclosed private site, this being it's eighth day in residence.

A mid-week ringing session by Dave Francis at Pitsford Res provided 70 birds, the majority of which were new birds.  These new individuals included a sudden influx of 23 Greenfinches plus 5 Goldfinches, 5 Tree Sparrows, 5 Yellowhammers, 2 Redwings and 2 Moorhens.

Regards

Neil M
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