Saturday, 28 January 2017

As you were...


Little evidence of anything new locally despite Jacob Spinks spending much of the day at Pitsford Reservoir concentrating his efforts on the reserve north of the causeway and locating two Willow Tits, at least three Marsh Tits, one or two Redshank, two Green Sandpipers, a Great White Egret, a Grey Wagtail and at least five Ravens.

Amanda Fraser saw a male Blackcap in her Kingsthorpe garden again today, still finding the cotoneaster berries palatable and Jacob watched two Lesser Redpolls first thing in his Scaldwell garden this morning.  

Two Hundred Golden Plovers were on the top fields at Harrington Airfield and Thrapston Gravel Pits hosted a Peregrine, eight Little Egrets, four drake Goosanders and a selection of finches on the feeders there included Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin and six Lesser Redpolls (observations courtesy of Eric Graham).

It was quiet at Ditchford Gravel Pits on the pits west of Ditchford Lane this afternoon, the only birds of note being a Great White Egret, a Water Rail and a Kingfisher. A Short-eared Owl showed briefly at Neville's Lodge (near Finedon) at dusk and there were two calling Grey Partridges and a Woodcock was reported.


Neil M

Goldcrest at Pitsford Reservoir.

Goldeneye at Pitsford Reservoir.

Great Crested Grebe at Pitsford Reservoir.

All images courtesy of Jacob Spinks.

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