Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Pitsford update


This morning south-bound migrants over Hanging Houghton prior to 7.30am included a Tree Pipit and a Grey Wagtail. 

A little birding in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Reservoir in warm sunshine preceded a day of ringing ride maintenance in the Walgrave Bay. Birds noted included 2 Ruff, a Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and the pair of Ruddy Shelduck.

This evening a check of the gull roost from the Sailing Club provided a view of a juvenile Caspian Gull and two Yellow-legged Gulls.


Neil M

Southern Hawker dragonfly
courtesy of Jacob Spinks

Distant and fuzzy image of a
juvenile Caspian Gull in the
gull roost at Pitsford. It's rather
large size is accentuated due to
the particularly small
'intermedius' type Lesser
Black-backed Gull to it's left

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