Monday, 19 December 2016

Garden Birds

Hello

Birds south of the causeway at Pitsford Reservoir this morning included a diver sp in flight which wasn't seen subsequently on the water, two Great White Egrets which flew to the north of the causeway, a Slavonian Grebe by the Holly Tree and a Grey Wagtail. Yesterday (Sunday) Wendy and Robin Gossage saw a male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on the reserve at Pitsford Reservoir.

Other birds today were an audible Water Rail and a couple of Grey Wagtails at Brixworth Water Treatment Works, two Ravens and a pair of Stonechat in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton, with Harrington Airfield hosting a flock of about 210 Golden Plovers and three Grey Partridges.

Jim Dunkley's garden birds at Sywell have included a male Blackcap, a Stock Dove and a small party of Long-tailed Tits and our garden is currently enjoying regular visits from a Nuthatch and today a Tree x House Sparrow hybrid.

Regards

Neil M


Male Blackcap.

Stock Dove with Woodpigeon.

Long-tailed Tit.

Above images courtesy
of Jim Dunkley.

Tired Turnstones!

Sleepy Sanderling!

Above wader images taken by
Cathy Ryden in Norfolk at the
week-end.


Yesterday's late afternoon sky
over the Walgrave Bay at
Pitsford Reservoir.

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