Saturday, 18 February 2017

Plenty going on out there!

Hello

Jacob's efforts at Pitsford Reservoir this morning yielded birds in the shape of the Red-necked Grebe off the causeway, two Great White Egrets, two Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper and an Oystercatcher. The relatively small gull roost again failed to attract any scarce gulls.

Jacob recorded Redpoll and Siskin at Scaldwell village and the Reed Bunting count in our garden went up to 13 birds! 

Harrington Airfield hosted 36 Golden Plovers today and Brixworth Water Treatment Works attracted a Chiffchaff, a Grey Wagtail, about eighty Pied Wagtails and several Siskins.

Eric Graham reported a pair of Oystercatchers at Thrapston Gravel Pits today and sadly vandalism to two of the hides on the Titchmarsh Reserve there. Steve Austin counted 44 Waxwings commuting between Wootton village and the Wyevale Garden Centre off the Newport Pagnell Road on the outskirts of Northampton this morning.

Eleanor watched three Otters playing in the water at Ravensthorpe Reservoir this morning and the usual two Great White Egrets were present too. She went on to see two Ravens at Staverton, four Goosanders at Daventry Country Park and an adult female Peregrine and a pair of Stonechat at Borough Hill Country Park.

Regards

Neil M


Scarlet Elf Cup
Courtesy of John Gamble.


Water Rail
courtesy of John Gamble.




Male Bluethroat at Willow Tree
Fen, Lincolnshire. It is rare for a
mid-winter Bluethroat in the UK
and this one is very much a show-stopper!
Images courtesy of Dave Jackson.

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