A period of ringing along the old airstrip at Harrington Airfield today provided 43 captures. This was made up of 12 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler, a Dunnock, 6 Robin, a Wren, a Reed Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, a Blue Tit, a Great Tit, 3 Blackbird and 3 Linnet. Other birds noted on-site included Hobby and singles of Spotted Flycatcher and Redstart. My apologies if this operation thwarted your birding plans at Harrington today.
Afterwards a visit to Pitsford Res immediately yielded a surprise with a summer plumage Red-necked Grebe displaying noisily to Great Crested Grebes on the reserve from the Maytrees Hide! Two drake Red-crested Pochard and a Pintail were in the Walgrave Bay and a Goldeneye and a Snipe were in the Scaldwell Bay. In total there were 5 adult Yellow-legged Gulls in residence and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was again off the yacht club in inclement conditions this evening.
|Red-necked Grebe with|
Great Crested Grebes