Thursday, 16 February 2017

Thursday's tidings!

Hello

Jacob's on-going quest to find new birds at Pitsford Reservoir continued today and his presence provided records of the Red-necked Grebe, the White-fronted Goose, three Pintail, a Raven and two Marsh Tits. An interesting raptor was sighted twice at range during poor visibility and may have been a Goshawk.

Barnes Meadow reserve provided sightings of two Jack Snipe, three Snipe, an adult male Peregrine and a Kingfisher and a quick search at Lings Wood failed to locate a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker despite perfect conditions (plenty of Siskins there though). Abington Park was home to three Ring-necked Parakeets late morning, in the copse between the main and bottom lakes.

Chris Payne completed a couple of hours ringing at Bradden today, catching 45 birds made up of an impressive 18 Goldfinches, 20 Blue Tits, 4 Great Tits, a Greenfinch and 2 Goldcrests. Chris noted a female Blackbird making a nest in his Greens Norton garden!

Regards

Neil M


Lapwing

Little Egret


Drake Mallard


Pied Wagtail

All images above taken
by Jacob Spinks at Pitsford
Reservoir today...

Ring-necked Parakeet
Abington Park



Lesser Black-backed Gull
Abington Park.

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