Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Pitsford WeBS count


The August Pitsford Reservoir WeBS count was completed today in pleasant conditions, the best of the birds being the Ruddy Shelduck, a female Red-crested Pochard x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, a Goldeneye, four Wigeon, two Green Sandpipers, six Common Sandpipers, a Dunlin and a Ringed Plover. Passage passerines included a Redstart in a field hedge near to The Pines and several Siskins. Other birds included thirteen Little Egrets, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and two Kingfishers.

Three or four Grey Wagtails were at Brixworth Sewer Works, a singing Grasshopper Warbler was at Blueberry Farm and other birds in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this afternoon included a Hobby, two Whinchats and a Wheatear.


Neil M

Common Tern and
Mute Swan

Thick-headed Fly

All images taken by Robin
Gossage at Pitsford Reservoir

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