Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday's birds


A period of ringing at Stortons Pits this morning yielded about forty captures which included Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and Whitethroat. Overhead visible migration included Sand Martins moving south, Swifts moving over and 2 Grey Wagtails.  Birds utilizing the reed fringes included vocal Water Rails and at least one Kingfisher.

Pitsford Reservoir again hosted the two Ruddy Shelduck off the dam early afternoon, and birds in the Scaldwell Bay included a Goldeneye and an adult Yellow-legged Gull.

This morning Eleanor again espied a 'cream crown' Marsh Harrier between Cottesbrooke and Haselbech, and later at Harrington Airfield saw what may have been the same Marsh Harrier, together with two adult male Redstarts and a Whinchat.


Neil M

Yellow-legged Gull
Pitsford Reservoir

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