Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Ringing at Pitsford Res


A few hours bird ringing in Christies Copse in the Walgrave Bay at Pitsford Reservoir today succeeded in trapping over a hundred tits, which provides a picture of the number of birds attracted to the feeders there. The majority of them were Blue Tits and Great Tits but also Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tits, two Marsh Tits and a Willow Tit.

Other birds noted in the same area included three Woodcock, a Raven, a Chiffchaff, a Water Rail, 1-2 Siskin(s) and 12 redpoll sp.

Sad news relayed today was that one of the Otters at Ravensthorpe Reservoir was run over on the causeway last night, I guess a fairly predictable result with the combination of a busy road and their activity.


Neil M

Willow Tit

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