Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Finches and wagtails.


Yesterday Lyn and John Hunt saw a Stonechat at Oundle Water Meadows and counted 4 Grey Wagtails and 135 plus Pied Wagtails at Oundle Water Treatments Works.

A ringing session at Kelmarsh Hall today provided 119 captures made up of a single Wren, 4 Blackbirds, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Dunnocks, 2 Greenfinches, 14 Great Tits, a Nuthatch, 46 Blue Tits, 3 Coal Tits, a Long-tailed Tit, 34 Goldfinches, 3 Chaffinches, 2 Bullfinches and 4 Robins.

Other birds noted on-site included a Raven, at least seven Siskins and a Grey Wagtail.

Eleanor ran around Sywell Country Park twice today with her dogs, notching up a Water Rail, a Kingfisher, two Grey Wagtails, fifty Siskins, a Cetti's Warbler and a pair of Stonechat.

A pair of Stonechat remain in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton and birds this afternoon at Pitsford Reservoir included two adult White-fronted Geese with the Greylag flock in the Pintail Bay, a first year Yellow-legged Gull in the roost, a Kingfisher, a Snipe, a Redshank, a Green Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail.


Neil M



Great Crested Grebe

Recent images from
Pitsford Reservoir
courtesy of Robin Gossage.
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