Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Pitsford ringing


A ringing session at Christies Copse in the Walgrave Bay at Pitsford Reservoir this morning provided 72 captures of sixteen species which included three Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers, a Marsh Tit, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Treecreeper, seven Chaffinches, a Yellowhammer and two Reed Buntings. Other birds noted on the reserve at the reservoir included an Osprey, two Oystercatchers, a Water Rail, a Blackcap and small numbers of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls.

A visit to Harrington Airfield provided views of a Jack Snipe and two Wheatears and a Barn Owl was in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this afternoon.

Birds in the garden here at Hanging Houghton today included a Brambling and plenty of Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings.


Neil M


Courtesy of John Boland.

Yellow Wagtail at Earls
Barton Gravel Pits today,
courtesy of Robin Gossage.

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