Monday, 21 March 2016

The first day of Spring...


A short ringing session at Kelmarsh Hall this morning provided 58 captures of common birds which included Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Treecreeper, common tits and a single Yellowhammer. Birds noted on-site included a Raven, a Siskin or two and four Crossbills.

Our garden at Hanging Houghton attracted four Bramblings today plus half a dozen Yellowhammers and about a dozen Reed Buntings. A singing Willow Tit was around the Old Scaldwell Road feeding station at Pitsford Reservoir early this morning and Jacob Spinks saw a Peregrine on its pigeon prey between the villages of Holcot and Moulton.

A Little Egret and a Barn Owl were in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton and Blueberry Farm hosted a Barn Owl, a Woodcock and ca80 Golden Plovers. No sign of the Short-eared Owls today though...

Helen Franklin noted another Barn Owl near Spratton early this morning.


Neil M

Marsh Harrier

Drake Teal

Bar-tailed Godwits


All the above images
taken at Titchwell on

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