Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A cool easterly breeze


A modest ringing session at Pitsford Res this morning was enhanced with the capture, ringing and release of two Snipe.

Other birds at the reservoir today included an Osprey near to the dam at 2.45pm, the Great Northern Diver, a Green Sandpiper and two Oystercatchers.

A Woodcock was present along the Brampton Valley Way between Brixworth and Hanging Houghton and another was flushed at Scotland Wood (Kelmarsh Estate), which also hosted a couple of Siskins.  A Raven could be heard calling at Kelmarsh Hall and the Brampton Valley fields below Hanging Houghton continued to attract twenty Golden Plovers.

Birds on the seed at Harrington Airfield this afternoon included 35 Yellowhammers, Tree Sparrow and 10+ Bramblings.  This site also attracted a pair of Grey Partridge, a female Peregrine and a white wing-tagged Common Buzzard.


Eleanor and Neil

Pitsford Reservoir

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