Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Pitsford Birding

Hello

Neil Hasdell has been out birding on the reserve at Pitsford Reservoir today and in addition to seeing an Otter in the Walgrave Bay, saw the following birds - 3 Great White Egrets, 13 Little Egrets, 4 Pintail, 9-13 Red-crested Pochard, a Goldeneye and a Willow Tit.

There is currently quite a bit of disturbance on the reserve due to on-going management work which in the medium term will further enhance the reserve. Recently waterside willows were removed between the causeway and Bird Club hide in order to keep this section clear and prevent it growing up as in other sections of the reserve.

Work is now underway to create new ponds on the reserve to further improve the habitat for insects, amphibians etc and the Bird Club hide in the Scaldwell Bay and the main Walgrave Hide are in the process of being dismantled and replaced with new hides.

Eleanor paid a brief visit to Harrington Airfield early this afternoon and saw just c80 Golden Plovers and a covey of 10 Grey Partridge of note.

Regards

Neil M
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