Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Harvest time!

Hello

A Constant Effort Site ringing session at Pitsford Reservoir this morning followed on from a start-up session the evening before. Over 70 birds were caught and included 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Kingfisher, 2 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Sedge Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers and 10 Wrens!  Five Mallard were also caught and ringed.

A Cuckoo was seen in the Scaldwell Bay and a Hobby and a Grey Wagtail were by the dam.

Birds at Harrington Airfield between 7am and 9am this morning included singles of Wheatear, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart and Grasshopper Warbler, and the 'cream crown' Marsh Harrier was also present as were 2 Turtle Doves.

This afternoon 2 Ravens and a Whinchat were in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton and a Redstart was in thick hedging a field south of Blueberry Farm this evening.

A field being ploughed near Kelmarsh this afternoon attracted plenty of gulls including an adult Yellow-legged and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull.

Regards

Neil M



Juvenile Mediterranean Gull
Kelmarsh

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