Monday, 5 December 2016

Monday update...


Limited opportunities out and about today so I'm afraid very little to report. With colder temperatures the feeding stations on the Kelmarsh Estate were in need of replenishing. I noticed three Ravens over Kelmarsh village and a single Willow Tit at Scotland Wood whilst undertaking this task today.

Eleanor noted two pairs of Stonechat in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton but otherwise didn't connect with anything noteworthy.

Some ringing is planned for Harrington Airfield tomorrow and possibly Wednesday too. The areas with erected mist nets will be out of bounds but all the public footpaths and concrete track will be unaffected. We hope to be able to catch and assess more winter thrushes but birds can be fickle things!

Barrie Galpin is the BTO rep for Northamptonshire and is now taking on the responsibility of coordinating the WeBS (Wetland and Waterbird counts) away from the Nene Valley. Apparently there are some small waters in the county which don't have counters, so if you fancy having a go please contact Barrie -


Neil M

The handsome Fieldfare
and Redwing - this stunning
duo are often referred to as
'winter thrushes'.

Images courtesy of Cathy Ryden.

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