Sunday, 24 January 2016

Stanwick Ringing Demonstration


The bird ringing demonstration at Stanwick Lakes was very well attended and we had something like just short of a hundred birds to be able to show to people during the processing stage. Blue Tits were the most numerous, plus many Great Tits and plenty of other common species. Scarcer birds included three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Redwing, a Chiffchaff and at least five Goldcrests.

The site was busy with birds which included a thousand Lapwing, about five hundred Golden Plovers and good numbers of gulls and wildfowl. More unusual birds included a smart male Firecrest in reeds and scrub close to the breeze block/concrete hide just off the old railway track and a Siberian Chiffchaff in willows alongside the old railway track near to the Visitors Centre.

A brief visit to Broadholme Treatment Works next to Ditchford GP provided views of two Green Sandpipers, a Chiffchaff and 2-3 Grey Wagtails.


Neil M


Siberian Chiffchaff

Red Kite

Green Sandpipers

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