Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sunday pm

Hello

Ringers at Stortons Gravel Pits yesterday morning (Saturday) caught and processed 40 birds, the majority being Blackcaps (18 new and 1 re-trap). Seven Swallows were ringed and released from the previous evening roost.

This afternoon there was a steady passage of Yellow Wagtails moving in to a strong south-westerly breeze over Hanging Houghton, the majority of them not being easy to see as they passed over against a deep blue sky. However one large flock of twenty-six birds was easier to pick out! A few Meadow Pipits were associated with the same movement.

The Redstart was still in 'Shrike Hedge' in the Brampton Valley this afternoon and there was another one at Blueberry Farm, a few hundred metres west of the farm-yard 'crossroads' on the approach to Blueberry Hill.

Other birds noted at this complex included the adult female Peregrine, a Hobby, a Spotted Flycatcher and eight Whinchats. 

Two Grey Wagtails and an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Little Egret were visible from the dam at Pitsford Res this evening.

Regards

Neil M


Juvenile Sedge Warbler
Pitsford Res courtesy of
Jacob Spinks

Vulcan on it's way to the
Bournemouth Air Show 1500hrs

Pitsford Reservoir this evening

Vulcan on it's way back
from the Bournemouth Air
Show 1615hrs


Swarm of Flying Ants
Brampton Valley

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