Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Big bird in the net!


Some wild bird ringing in the Walgrave Bay at Pitsford Reservoir this morning proved very interesting, not least when a juvenile Grey Heron collided with a mist net!

In all we processed about 45 birds which included a Kingfisher, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, 9 Chiffchaffs and 3 Willow Warblers.

Other birds noted on-site included 2 drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Black Swans, 6+ Little Egrets, a Curlew, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Nuthatch.

At Harrington Airfield this morning, Eleanor saw a 'cream crown' Marsh Harrier, 2 Ravens, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Turtle Doves, 4 Crossbills, 3 Redstarts, a Whinchat, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Grasshopper Warbler.


Neil M

Neil Hasdell with the
captured Grey Heron.


Both images courtesy of
Lynne Barnett.

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