Saturday, 15 August 2015

A slower day today!


A period of bird ringing at Harrington Airfield this morning provided a modest catch of just 31 birds. Not many migrants were present and the numbers were made up of a good total of 12 Linnets, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Chaffinches, a Reed Bunting, a Yellowhammer, a Wren, a Dunnock, a Green Woodpecker and 4 Willow Warblers. Other birds noted on-site included a Hobby or two successfully hunting Swallows, Turtle Dove and Grey Partridge. We hope for some better ringing returns tomorrow when the ringing site will again be closed to the public.

Jacob Spinks spent some time at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon and north of the causeway he notched up the two Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers and a Ruff. He also located a migrant Redstart close to the village of Scaldwell.


Neil M

Lesser Whitethroat
Harrington Airfield

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