Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Red-necked Grebe and friends...


Pitsford Reservoir was the place today, particularly as it was the second day with a Red-necked Grebe just off the south side of the causeway. The Slavonian Grebe was also showing in Yacht Bay and with plenty of Little Grebes and Great Crested Grebes present it was a four grebe day! 

Other birds included a Great White Egret in the Walgrave Bay, a pair of Red-crested Pochard, two Redshanks, two Little Owls, a Raven, a Marsh Tit and two Grey Wagtails.

Sywell Country Park continued to host the wintering Whooper Swan and other birds here included a Water Rail, a Cetti's Warbler, a pair of Stonechat and twenty Siskins.

A pair of Stonechat remain in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton and eight Waxwings were seen briefly at the Wyevale Garden Centre on the Newport Pagnell Road (at Northampton) at about 12.30pm.


Neil M

Red-necked Grebe with
Great Crested Grebes
courtesy of Eleanor.

Red-necked Grebe.

Red-necked Grebe
courtesy of Jacob Spinks.

Red Kite (and Jackdaw)
courtesy of Cathy Ryden.

Little Egret courtesy
of Jacob.

Carrion Crow
courtesy of Jacob.

Whooper Swan at Sywell
Country Park courtesy of

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