Saturday, 6 September 2014

Saturday sightings

Hello

A period of bird ringing in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Res today concluded with the capture of 79 birds. Fifty of these were new birds. Warblers included 16 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler and a Sedge Warbler. Other birds of interest were singles of Kingfisher, Spotted Flycatcher and Marsh Tit. Two re-trap Willow Tits were also processed.

Wildfowl within the bay again included 2 Ruddy Shelduck and 9 Red-crested Pochard. The shelduck were again on the bund and the pochard were diving near to the tern rafts.

Yesterday (Friday), there was a Redstart and Hobby at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell and this evening there was a female Peregrine in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton.

Birds of note at Harrington Airfield today included the 2 Ravens still plus singles of Whinchat and Redstart and Tree Pipit.

Finally Chris Payne noted a Siskin on his garden feeders at Greens Norton today...

Regards

Neil M
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