Sunday, 10 April 2016

Summer migrants on the increase...


Some ringing at Kelmarsh Hall provided an opportunity to examine and appreciate 73 birds, made up of 42 re-traps, 30 new birds and a control of a ringed bird from elsewhere. The birds included two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, two Nuthatches, five Greenfinches, six Chaffinches, seven Goldfinches and four Blackcaps. Other birds on-site included a pair of Raven, a couple of Siskins, a Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail.

Kenny Cramer presided at a ringing session at Linford Lakes and caught 35 birds, most of them new, which included a Willow Warbler, three Chiffchaffs, eight Blackcaps, a Reed Bunting, a Bullfinch and a Woodpigeon.

The Titchmarsh Reserve at Thrapston GP was well-covered today with visits by Eric Graham, Ken Spriggs and Nick Parker resulting in plenty of common summer visitors being located including good numbers of Blackcaps, plus eight Yellow Wagtails, a Redpoll, a Sedge Warbler and eight Cetti's Warblers.

Two Wheatears were at Harrington Airfield, two Bramblings were in a field between Walgrave village and Pitsford Res and two Grey Wagtails were noted at Brixworth Sewer Treatment Works.


Neil M

Many of the Toads on the move
now (normally under the cover
of darkness and when its wet),
are moving away from breeding
pools and trying to find good
foraging areas. However some
can still be heard calling in cooler
and larger waters when breeding
is a little later...

Image courtesy of Eleanor

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