Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Status Quo

A rather clearer morning this morning, although with a distinctly autumnal feel to it. A trip to the reserve end of Pitsford Res produced a variation on the birds present for the last few days.
At least two Ruff were still present although mobile around the causeway/feed station areas. A further two birds were also around the Moulton Grange Bay area.
The Great White Egret was initially spotted perched in a tree at the back of the Walgrave Bay. By the time I had got to the New James Fisher hide it had relocated to the bund, where it was happily and effectively fishing for fry in the shallows.
Eleven Red-crested Pochard were also in the Scaldwell Bay, every visit the number of birds present seems to change.
At least 4 Little Egrets were seen in various locations around the reserve.
A brief foray into the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton produced probably two Redstarts in the hedge around the southern most field. One was seen and heard and a probable second bird heard. A single Whinchat was perched up on the vegetation further into the field.

       Regards,

                    Neil H.
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