Thursday, 19 January 2017

Robin on the move!


A single Barn Owl was noted at Hanging Houghton on Tuesday evening, making plenty of noise as it flew around the houses after nightfall, and another one was similarly noisy at Brixworth early yesterday morning. This slurred and soft eerie screechy noise appears to be emitted by individuals endeavouring to confirm their territory for the forthcoming breeding year.

Eleanor watched an industrious Otter working flooded ditches in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this morning.

Details have come through of a Robin recovery which was first ringed at Pitsford Reservoir by Colin Graham on 5th September 2016. This first year bird was caught by the Wicken Fen Ringing Group at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire on 20th December 2016, travelling 79km in an easterly direction. The Robin has enjoyed good breeding success in the UK during the last two years and we ring them in good numbers locally but rarely hear of a recovery.


Neil M


More recent images from
Pitsford Reservoir courtesy
of Robin Gossage. The new
Bird Club hide in the Scaldwell
Bay is proving popular with

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