Sunday, 11 December 2016

Sunday's birds


A much better day weather-wise today and Debbie and Eric's venture out to Thrapston Gravel Pits this morning provided an opportunity of recording a Slavonian Grebe visible from the South Hide on the Titchmarsh Reserve, four Little Egrets, three Goosanders and two Cetti's Warblers.

John Woollett and team completed some bird ringing at Stortons Gravel Pits this morning and the captures included some interesting re-traps with a Reed Bunting and two Great Tits which were first ringed in 2011. Twenty-five more re-traps including two Cetti's Warblers kept the ringers busy and thirteen new birds were ringed which included four Blackbirds, at least two of which showed characteristics suggesting they were of continental origin.

Jacob Spinks spent much of the day at Pitsford Reservoir today and collated a very good list of birds which included a Siberian Chiffchaff near to the Northants Bird Club hide, two Great White Egrets, two drake Smew (Scaldwell Bay), a drake Goosander, five Pintail, a first year Caspian Gull, a Redshank, a Green Sandpiper, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, a redpoll sp and a Willow Tit.


Neil M

Courtesy of Jacob Spinks.

Great White Egret.
Courtesy of Jacob Spinks.


Long-tailed Tit

Grey Heron.

Great White Egret.

Above images courtesy
of  Robin Gossage.

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