Friday, 21 August 2015

Pitsford WeBS Count


It was time for the coordinated wetland bird count at Pitsford Reservoir today. The water level is quite low and the bird numbers were unremarkable but typical of August.

At least one Osprey was present early morning north of the causeway and two drake Red-crested Pochard were in the Walgrave Bay. Four Little Egrets were present as was an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Kingfisher. Waders comprised of 3 Ruff, 5 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Greenshank.


Neil M

Common Sandpiper

Yellow Wagtail

Great Black-backed Gull


All images taken at Pitsford
Reservoir courtesy of Robin Gossage.

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