Sunday, 14 February 2016

Cool but sunny Sunday!


A couple of Barn Owls were in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this morning with another at nearby Blueberry Farm, Maidwell.

A ringing session at Stortons GP this morning yielded 53 birds before the wind stopped play, 30 new birds and 23 re-traps. The total included ten Reed Buntings, six Lesser Redpolls and a Siskin.

Two nets at Sunderland Wood (Kelmarsh Estate) this morning were sufficient to catch 59 birds, 33 of which were new. This was made up of eleven Great Tits, twenty-eight Blue Tits, five Coal Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Nuthatches, a Dunnock, four Robins and six Chaffinches.

Birds at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon included a Ruddy Shelduck between the causeway and the Old Scaldwell Road, and the gull roost off the Sailing Club hosted an adult Caspian Gull and a first year Mediterranean Gull.


Neil M

Lesser Redpolls

Courtesy of John Boland.

Common Buzzard

Mute Swan


Three images above
courtesy of Jacob Spinks

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