Monday, 1 December 2014

Bits and Bobs


We have just returned from a two week excursion to Gujarat in India looking for wildlife and the Blog has been left in the very capable hands of Neil Hasdell during that time for which I am very grateful.

Eleanor popped in to Market Harborough this afternoon and saw a single Otter showing briefly near the Railway Station. It seems that the current sightings are regular but the pattern is inconsistent and the hit rate has not yet reached the standards of the last two winters. Please report any sightings and we'll endeavour to document them here.

A visit to Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon produced five Red-crested Pochard, the Bar-headed Goose and a redpoll sp all visible from the yacht club area. Birds north of the causeway included three Little Egrets, three Great White Egrets on view at the same time, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and an adult Mediterranean Gull.

Finally a ringing session took place at Stortons Gravel Pits yesterday which provided good numbers of captures including the migrant bird of the session, a hard-to-catch Fieldfare (please see below).


Neil M

Fieldfare at
Stortons GP
Courtesy of Chris Payne

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