Thursday, 23 July 2015

Pitsford Ringing


With a brief evening stint on Wednesday and a morning session today (Thursday), Dave Francis was busy committing to some bird ringing at Pitsford Reservoir, mostly centred in the Scaldwell Bay.

Eighty-four birds were captured of a variety of species, the more noteworthy being 7 Mallard, a Moorhen, a Carrion Crow, 4 Kingfishers (3 in a net at the same time), a Green Woodpecker, 8 Blackcaps, 12 Chiffchaffs, 6 Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, 5 Treecreepers, 2 Marsh Tits and 2 Willow Tits.

The Night Heron showed this evening (21.48 hrs) at Ditchford Gravel Pits again, flying east along the River Nene by the dilapidated Bailey Bridge that connects Wilsons Pits with the Nene Valley footpath on the opposite side of the river. Just three observers were present to witness it!


Neil M
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