Saturday, 30 April 2016

Last day of April!


Yesterday afternoon (Friday) and the Ruddy Shelduck was noted again below the dam at Pitsford Reservoir and a Grey Wagtail was keeping three Yellow Wagtails company at Brixworth Sewer Works.

This morning Eric Graham was again at Thrapston Gravel Pits and a perusal around the Titchmarsh Reserve provided views of three or four Hobby, lots of common warblers, Oystercatcher and Cuckoo. Two Nightingales sang from hidden song-posts.

Pitsford Reservoir hosted a Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper today and a circular walk at Welford Reservoir in wintery showers was good for three Common Sandpipers and three Yellow Wagtails.

Cathy Ryden picked up a dead Barn Owl this morning on the outskirts of Creaton village. The circumstances suggested it was a road casualty. The bird was ringed and sadly it seems like it was a brooding female.

Eleanor saw the regular pair of Raven at Staverton today and a subsequent walk at Borough Hill Country Park yielded two Ring Ouzels and at least twelve Wheatears. This evening a Whinchat was in the southern-most field at Blueberry Farm and a cream-crown Marsh Harrier was hunting over fields in the Brampton valley below Hanging Houghton.


Neil M

Goodens Nomad Bee
photographed by Robin
Gossage at Pitsford
Reservoir on Wednesday.

A brood of Egyptian Geese
active at Earls Barton GP
earlier in the week as
photographed by Graham Bentley.

Song Thrush



Above three images
all taken by Cathy Ryden.

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