Sunday, 15 November 2015

Ditchford WeBS count

Hello

A very breezy but incredibly mild weather pattern today as we completed the Ditchford GP WeBS count. Not that many birds about, the highlights being a Great White Egret on a small pit west of Ditchford Lane, at least eight Egyptian Geese on fields near there, 6 Kingfishers, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Water Rails, 3 Grey Wagtails and just a few Siskin and redpoll sp. 

It seems that storm-driven birds are mostly to the south and west of the Midlands but it will be interesting to see if an ocean-going bird turns up in Northants during the next couple of days...

A brief scan from the causeway at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon was sufficient to note a single Great White Egret on the reserve plus half a dozen Little Egrets and the very long-staying Shelduck. There was a pre-roost gathering of 75 Cormorants and the large corvid roost was looking and sounding lively!

Regards

Neil M
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