Friday, 8 April 2016

Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers!

Hello

Chris Payne committed to some more ringing at Bradden this morning, catching just over forty birds in a couple of hours. New birds included seven Siskins, seven Goldfinches, six Chaffinches and two Robins. One of the Great Tits was first ringed five years ago at Greens Norton so will be a good age. Chris also saw the local Ravens about and plenty of common woodland birds too.

Jacob Spinks again located a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Reservoir today, this time in a copse beyond the new Bird Club Hide to the left of the main bend in the track.

Pete Gilbert was at Lings Wood today and enjoyed very good views of a male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near to Lings House, described as being at the front of the house, across a footpath and off to the right.

Eleanor popped up to Harrington Airfield today but apart from Grey Partridges couldn't find anything else. The Ring Ouzel near Walgrave yesterday couldn't be found today and the nearby Yellow Wagtails and Wheatears had gone too. About ten Golden Plovers were in a field near to Blueberry Farm this afternoon.

At least one male Brambling visits our garden at Hanging Houghton still and we are still enjoying the Reed Buntings and cracking Yellowhammers.

Regards

Neil M



Treecreeper at Lings Wood.

Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lings Wood.

Images courtesy of  Pete Gilbert.



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