Thursday, 5 January 2017

Birds of Pitsford


Several birders' efforts at Pitsford Reservoir today eventually enticed some birds out in to the winter sun which included five Bewick's Swans flying south over the dam this morning, two Great White Egrets, two Red-crested Pochards, the Slavonian Grebe (off the Sailing Club), two Green Sandpipers, a Kingfisher, a female Stonechat and a Raven with an adult Caspian Gull and a first year Yellow-legged Gull in the afternoon gull roost.

Ravensthorpe Reservoir still hosted three Great White Egrets despite icy conditions plus a Grey Wagtail and a Kingfisher.

The pair of Stonechat were still near Hanging Houghton and Harrington Airfield provided views of a Woodcock and about fifty Golden Plovers. Yesterday evening, Helen Franklin saw a Barn Owl close to Catesby west of Daventry...


Neil M

Bewick's Swans

Mute Swans


Slavonian Grebe

Tufted Duck


All the above images
taken at Pitsford Reservoir
courtesy of Jacob Spinks.


Great White Egret

Pair-bonding Mute Swans

Above images taken at
Ravensthorpe Reservoir
by Cathy Ryden.

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