Sunday, 2 October 2016

Sunday birding and ringing...


Some ringing in the county this morning included a session in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Reservoir where Dave Francis caught three Mallard, three Long-tailed Tits (including one bird five and a half years old), two Dunnocks, two Robins (one four and a half years old), two Chiffchaffs, two Goldcrests, a Blackbird, a Song Thrush, a Blackcap, a Blue Tit, a Great Tit and a Chaffinch.

At Stortons Gravel Pits John Woollett caught three Long-tailed Tits, six Chiffchaffs, two Reed Buntings, three Reed Warblers, two Robins, three Cetti's Warblers, a Great Tit, two Blue Tits, a Blackcap, a Blackbird and a Wren.

An early visit to Harrington Airfield this morning paid off with migration evidence in the form of a Short-eared Owl, a Peregrine, ca15 Golden Plovers, two Redwings, two redpoll sp, a Reed Warbler and plenty of Linnets, Meadow Pipits and Skylarks.

Several observers at Pitsford Reservoir today were responsible for sightings of up to three Great White Egrets, two Yellow-legged Gulls, two adult Caspian Gulls, the Ruddy Shelduck, two Grey Wagtails and a juvenile Whinchat.

At Staverton today there were four Ravens, two Whinchats and up to ten Siskins.

Grey Wagtails were further in evidence at Hanging Houghton and Brixworth Water Treatment Works


Neil McMahon

Grey Wagtail


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