Monday, 29 February 2016

Ringing at Pitsford Res


A targeted ringing session within Christies Copse at Pitsford Reservoir was undertaken this morning resulting in 104 birds coming to the feeders there. Not surprisingly the most common bird was Blue Tit with 49 birds plus 25 Great Tits, 10 Coal Tits, 2 Marsh Tits, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Dunnocks, 3 Robins, 2 Chaffinches, a Goldfinch and 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Common raptors were up and active for most of the day and other birds included a couple each of Siskin and redpoll sp, a Raven and a Water Rail.

Jacob Spinks saw a Brambling in his Scaldwell village garden today and one was present at Hanging Houghton too. Eleanor spotted an adult male Peregrine at Grafton Regis this afternoon...


Neil M

Flight images of the Bittern seen at Summer
Leys Nature Reserve yesterday, courtesy of
Alan Coles.

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