Monday, 23 May 2016

Pitsford wildlife


A Constant Effort Site (CES) ringing session was undertaken again at Pitsford Reservoir this morning, and despite plenty of birds being about, only twenty were caught. The breezy and bright conditions probably caused the low capture rate but the variety was high with thirteen species being represented. Perhaps the most interesting was a control Reed Warbler (initially ringed somewhere else) and a returning six year old Garden Warbler.


Neil M

Muntjac in heavy dew.

Red Fox

Early mornings around the reserve
are good for seeing some of the bigger
mammals. The trouble is they often see me
first or the conditions are dull hence the
distant images...

Great Crested Grebe

Mute Swans. The dominant cob
was seeing off a couple of other swans
and these images depict him escorting
an intruder from his stretch of the
reservoir after some mid-air contact.
The cob (male) is the lower bird.

Oystercatcher perched on one of
the rotting willow stumps.

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