Friday, 19 February 2016

Nene Valley Birding


A WeBS count at Ditchford Gravel Pits today was muddy and quiet for birds. The only birds of note were three Great White Egrets, two on the Viaduct Pit west of Ditchford Lane and another one on pits east of Ditchford Lane. Other birds included a Little Egret, an Oystercatcher, two drake Goosanders, three Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Grey Wagtail and a couple of Siskins.

Neil Hasdell was again at Summer Leys Local Nature Reserve today, spotting the female Scaup again, a Great White Egret, three Oystercatchers, the female Stonechat and two Peregrines.

A Brambling remained here at Hanging Houghton, a Kingfisher was at Kelmarsh Hall and the Pitsford Reservoir gull roost provided views of an adult Mediterranean Gull.


Neil M

Great White Egret

Common Buzzard

Male Sparrowhawk

Some breeze and spring sunshine
following rain is always good for the
local raptor population to air their wings.

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