Friday, 7 August 2015

Harrington Ringing


Today's ringing session at Harrington Airfield yielded 53 captures in almost perfect ringing conditions, the birds being a variety of breeding and migrant birds. Warblers included 13 Whitethroats, a Blackcap, 10 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs. Still-breeding buntings included 10 Yellowhammers (most of them juveniles) and 5 Reed Buntings and other birds included a Goldfinch, 2 Linnets and a juvenile Green Woodpecker. Butterflies eventually took to the wing and included a small influx of Painted Ladies.

Birds visible at Pitsford Reservoir from the vicinity of the Sailing Club this evening included at least 8 Yellow-legged Gulls, a Little Egret, 2 Greenshanks, a Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpipers.


Neil M

Painted Lady butterfly

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