Sunday, 4 September 2016

It seems quiet out there!


Some early morning ringing at Stortons Gravel Pits this morning provided a catch of 27 birds before 10am in sometimes blustery conditions. Warblers again dominated with 10 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 6 Reed Warblers, and a Sedge Warbler.

More ringing is contemplated at Pitsford Reservoir tomorrow morning, concentrating in the Scaldwell Bay.

A Hobby was hunting Swallows at Draughton this morning and an adult Yellow-legged Gull was in a field near to the village. 

Scanning at Pitsford Reservoir north of the causeway this afternoon yielded an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a good scattering of Little Egrets. Common wildfowl were present in good numbers but otherwise it did seem particularly uninspiring for migrants and Lapwing was the only wader seen!

Birding the Brampton Valley, Blueberry Farm, the fields between Old and Walgrave and Harrington Airfield provided no birds of note today. We hope for another new pulse of birds very soon!


Neil M

Golden Eagle



Red Deer

Some more images from
the Ardnamurchan Peninsular...

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