Thursday, 4 August 2016

Bits and pieces


On Tuesday (2nd Aug) an adult Yellow-legged Gull was present at Pitsford Reservoir off the dam, but the gull roost at this site is very slow to gain momentum this autumn. The same afternoon Eleanor watched one of her Barn Owls hunting in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton.

Yesterday (Wednesday 3rd) and a couple of Spotted Flycatchers were showing well around the Fishing Lodge at Pitsford Reservoir and the Stonechat family party was still present in The Hill field at Blueberry Farm (pair of adults and two juveniles).

Opportunities to help out or simply observe some bird ringing is possible both tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. The regular session in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Reservoir is due to commence at 5.30am tomorrow under the leadership of Dave Francis. On Saturday we plan to ring in the Walgrave Bay also at Pitsford Reservoir starting at 5.30am, using three rides on the west side of the bay. Also on Saturday, John Woollett will be ringing at Stortons Gravel Pits starting from about 6am on the south side of the reserve...


Neil M

Spotted Flycatcher

Juvenile Stonechat

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