Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Pitsford Ringing


A period of ringing at the main feeding station at Pitsford Reservoir yesterday afternoon and this morning was responsible for the capture of  93 birds, 78 of them being new birds. The new birds were 4 Wrens, 8 Dunnocks, 5 Robins, 1 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blue Tits, 5 Great Tits, an impressive 37 Tree Sparrows, 6 Chaffinches, 2 Greenfinches, a Goldfinch and a Reed Bunting.

Seven Little Egrets were noted flying from the overnight roost this morning.

I'm grateful to Dave Francis and Lynne Barnett for their efforts and disclosure.


Neil M

Images of the Sparrowhawk
captured at Pitsford last Saturday.
This was a re-trap male, first
caught and ringed at Pitsford
in 2013, then being aged as a
 bird hatched that year.
Image courtesy of Pete Gilbert

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