Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Pitsford ringing


Some further ringing took place at Pitsford Reservoir this morning, utilising two different sub-sites at the reservoir. 

A total of 126 birds of 17 species were caught in the near vicinity of two of the feed stations, giving an indication of some of the number of birds relying on the food we put out for them...

36 Yellowhammers
15 Greenfinches
12 Blue Tits
11 Goldfinches
10 Reed Buntings
9 Dunnocks
8 Chaffinches
8 Robins
5 Great Tits
4 Tree Sparrows
2 Goldcrests
and singles of Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Coal Tit and Long-tailed Tit.

Other birds noted at the reservoir included a Ruddy Shelduck, two drake Smew, a first year male Peregrine, a Raven, a Redshank, a Grey Wagtail, a Chiffchaff and a couple of Siskins.

Birds noted subsequently at Brixworth Sewer Treatment Works included two Chiffchaffs and two Grey Wagtails.


Neil M

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