Sunday, 3 July 2016

Pitsford CBC


Jacob Spinks and I conducted the seventh Common Bird Census of the season at Pitsford Reservoir this morning in pleasant sunny conditions. Four Common Sandpipers were on the causeway, the pair of Oystercatcher are still supporting two young, three or four Little Egrets were mobile and five species of raptor included two Hobbys.

Dragonflies were made up of Common Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer and Four-spot Chaser and there were a few Emerald Damselflies amongst the hundreds of Common Blues. Butterflies were relatively few in number but a reasonable hatch of Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Speckled Woods and Large Skippers will hopefully enjoy some more fine weather in the days to come.

A pair of Grey Partridge near Hanging Houghton this afternoon were chaperoning a brood of chicks no older than a day or two.


Neil M

Brown Hare

Speckled Wood butterfly

Large Skipper butterfly

Common Buzzard

Great Crested Grebes

Little Egret


All images taken at Pitsford
Reservoir today...

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