Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Pitsford Waterbird Count


A WeBS count was completed at Pitsford Reservoir today in pleasant sunny conditions. A Great White Egret was present in the Walgrave Bay and other birds included a juvenile Shelduck, four Red-crested Pochard, three Pintail, a Goldeneye, a Hobby, four Ringed Plovers, four Green Sandpipers, four Snipe, two Yellow-legged Gulls and as many as eighteen Little Egrets. Passerines included Marsh Tit, Siskins, a couple of redpoll sp and three Grey Wagtails.

A brief visit to Naseby Reservoir this afternoon produced two Little Egrets and two Green Sandpipers.

Chris Payne was ringing at Bradden in South Northants today and caught almost forty birds including a Nuthatch. Birds in the area included two overflying Ravens.


Neil M



Spitfire and friend!

Courtesy of Chris Payne

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