Saturday, 12 July 2014

Pitsford wildlife


For most of today I was at Pitsford Reservoir working on ringing ride maintenance with Neil Hasdell and Helen Franklin.  Although it was very humid and warm, we managed to achieve our objective and the rides look much better now.  A few birds were seen which amounted to a Red-crested Pochard (Scaldwell Bay), c300 Gadwall, 2-3 Little Egret and a Hobby.  In the meantime, John Showers was in the Holcot Bay and located a copulating pair of Hornet Clear-wing Moths (please see image below).


Neil M


Ruddy Darter

Hornet Clear-wing Moth
courtesy of John Showers

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