Saturday, 7 March 2015

Woodcock and Butterfly wood


A ringing session at Sunderland Wood (Kelmarsh Estate) today provided 58 captures of nine species which included two Blackbirds, a Nuthatch, two Coal Tits and five Chaffinches. Other birds noted in the wood included 1-2 Woodcock and butterflies included Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell in the early spring sunshine.

A walk at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell this afternoon yielded six Stonechats, a Short-eared Owl and three Barn Owls.

At Pitsford Res this afternoon, birds in the vicinity of the dam included a male Stonechat, two Grey Wagtails, a Green Sandpiper and the two Ruddy Shelduck flew in just before dusk.


Neil M

Drake Teal
Pitsford Res

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Pitsford Res

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