Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Pitsford WeBS count


The monthly WeBS count took place at Pitsford Reservoir today in mild and pleasant conditions. We couldn't find any Smew or Red-crested Pochard but 1-2 Great White Egret(s) and 18 Little Egrets were still present. The Red-necked Grebe was showing well off the dam and the Ruddy Shelduck was south of the causeway. Two adult Bewick's Swans flew in to the Scaldwell Bay late morning and other birds included 6 Pintail, 3 Green Sandpipers, a Curlew, a Raven, a Kingfisher, 3-4 Grey Wagtails, 30+ Siskins and 8 Lesser Redpolls. A flock of about 500 Golden Plovers were up in the air further east towards Sywell Airfield.

Two Barn Owls were out hunting at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell this afternoon.


Neil M
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