Wednesday, 26 August 2015

'Tis the time for chats and Redstarts!


This morning a quick check of the dam area at Pitsford Reservoir provided views of the two Ruddy Shelduck, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Swift.

This afternoon the Brampton Valley directly below the village of Hanging Houghton hosted a Redstart, a Wheatear and two Whinchats. At Harrington Airfield this evening there were two Redstarts in bushes just south of the first bunker.

Ringing sessions are planned for Stortons Gravel Pits, Pitsford Reservoir (Scaldwell Bay) and Harrington Airfield this coming Saturday should anyone like to come along and observe. All these operations are weather dependent and just like bird-watching there is no guarantee of catching birds or of any particular species! In respect of the Harrington site, observers can only be catered for if pre-arranged as this is on private land and with restricted access.


Neil M
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