Monday, 19 December 2016

Garden Birds


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.


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

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

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