Saturday, 16 July 2016

Pitsford CES


A Constant Effort ringing session took place at Pitsford Reservoir today which caused the capture of 89 birds which included plenty of juveniles. This included good numbers of Robins, Garden Warblers and Blackcaps, a single Reed Warbler and small numbers of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. A Kingfisher added a little glamour and other birds included five Treecreepers, a Goldcrest, a Bullfinch, a Yellowhammer and a couple of Reed Buntings.

Other birds noted on-site included the Ruddy Shelduck, three Red-crested Pochard (one drake), a Raven, a Willow Tit and two adult Yellow-legged Gulls.

There were good numbers of insects in and around the meadows with plenty of Black-tailed Skimmers and several Brown Hawkers among the numerous damsels and darters.


Neil M


Adult and juvenile Oystercatchers.

All images from Pitsford Reservoir today...

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