Sunday, 12 March 2017

Damp but mild Sunday


Kenny Cramer presided at a ringing session at Linford Lakes on the outskirts of Milton Keynes this morning and, whilst dodging the showers, 41 birds of 13 species were caught, processed and released. Fourteen of these birds were new and twenty-seven were re-traps. Highlights included singles of Redwing, Song Thrush, Meadow Pipit and Chiffchaff with three Reed Buntings too.

Jacob spent much of the day at Pitsford Reservoir today, again locating the Red-necked Grebe north of the causeway, a Black-tailed Godwit on the shoreline between the causeway and Maytrees Hide and one or two Sand Martin(s). Several Chiffchaffs were on-site again and waders included two Green Sandpipers, two Redshanks, two Oystercatchers and several Common Snipe.

Eleanor noted four Grey Partridges at Harrington Airfield but otherwise it was quiet for migrants. Little Owls were vocal during the day at both Hanging Houghton and Pitsford Reservoir.


Neil M

 Look at me - I'm an Oystercatcher!
Courtesy of Robin Gossage.

Green Sandpiper and Redshank
courtesy of Robin Gossage.

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