Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Singing summer migrants


A bright and blustery day with some nice sunshine but some fierce showers too!

A dozen Swallows were twittering beautifully at Brixworth today, and with singing Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers in the adjacent hedgerows it was a bright and refreshing medley!

A quick visit to the dam area at Pitsford Reservoir this morning was sufficient to see the Ruddy Shelduck but nothing else of note...


Neil M

Great Tit. This adult male
bird was caught during a ringing
session at Pitsford Reservoir
yesterday. Handling wild birds
provides an insight in to some of
the diseases and injuries carried
by our common resident and migrant
birds. I'm not sure what has caused
this horrific growth on this bird, but
the bird was perky and heavy and
currently coping!

Images courtesy of Jacob Spinks.

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