Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Images from Pitsford


Three of us spent a fair proportion of today counting the waterbirds at Pitsford Reservoir. As with many of the WeBS counts at this time of the year, the numbers are low but of course the same amount of time is required to cover the distance. The initial murky and wet start to the morning gave way to broken sunshine and a cool north-easterly and made for an enjoyable time out and about around our local reservoir. A Rock Pipit in the vicinity of the Holly Tree was the best bird and other birds on the move from south to north included small numbers of all-sorted gulls and wagtails. A transitory flock of Meadow Pipits were on the grass at the dam and small numbers of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls were dotted about.

Two Grey Wagtails were on the dam, a Chiffchaff was singing at the adjacent Brixworth Country Park, Ravens could be heard calling from Moulton Grange and eighteen Snipe remain in residence north of the causeway.

Birds at Blueberry Farm today included two newly-arrived Short-eared Owls in Redgrass, two pairs of Stonechat, two Woodcock, two or three Barn Owls and six Golden Plovers flying over.


Neil M


Common Buzzard

Sometimes it was
'dewdrop' weather today!

Close-up of a Pitsford Robin

I before E.... unless there isn't an I!

Marsh Tit at Scotland Wood
Kelmarsh Estate

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