Monday, 30 March 2015

Spring is slow this year...


A short ringing session at Kelmarsh Hall this morning provided a modest catch of 34 birds, half of which were new. Highlights included two Goldcrests, a Chiffchaff and a re-trap Nuthatch which was first caught and ringed in 2011 (and re-trapped in the same location in both 2012 and 2014).

Other birds on-site included a pair of Raven and a pair of Grey Wagtails.

Two Barn Owls were showing extremely well on the outskirts of Scaldwell village first thing this morning, and a flock of at least a hundred Golden Plovers were in adjacent fields.

A visit to Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon was sufficient to locate two Kittiwakes off the sailing club and dam, a Green Sandpiper was still on the pool below the dam and a Raven was cruising about.


Neil M

Barn Owl at

Courtesy of Jacob Spinks

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