Monday, 5 September 2016

More migrants this afternoon...


A modest ringing session at Pitsford Reservoir this morning netted just 33 birds in drizzly conditions. Warblers included 7 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps and 2 Reed Warblers and more sedentary species included 2 Willow Tits, 2 Bullfinches, a Yellowhammer and 5 Greenfinches.

The hybrid female Red-crested Pochard x Ferruginous Duck remained in the Scaldwell Bay and birds near to the dam again included the Ruddy Shelduck and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls.

This afternoon the juvenile Marsh Harrier again showed in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton, quartering fields over towards Brixworth. 

Blueberry Farm was much better today with a cracking male Redstart, 3 Stonechats, 6 Whinchats and a Tree Pipit all present this afternoon (none of these birds being seen in the morning). Harrington Airfield remained very quiet today...


Neil M

Yellow-legged Gulls

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