Friday, 17 March 2017

Otters in Northampton.


Andrew Tyrrell enjoyed a wildlife spectacle when he turned up for work this morning at the Carlsberg depot at Southbridge, Northampton and watched three Otters playing and fishing in the River Nene there (at 6.30am)! At last urban Otters in Northampton! Let's hope they stay and show regularly...

At Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon the Slavonian Grebe was again in Yacht Bay and birds immediately north of the causeway were the further long-stayers of Red-necked Grebe, White-fronted Goose and two Redshanks. Single Grey Wagtails were noted at Beck Dairy, Cottesbrooke and in the Brampton Valley below Lamport and three pairs of Grey Partridge remain at Harrington Airfield.

One of the Reed Buntings caught at Harrington Airfield on Wednesday was already bearing a ring (Y576214). This male bird was originally caught at the main feeding station at Pitsford Reservoir on 15th February 2013 when it was judged to have been a first year bird (believed to have hatched in 2012). As such this bird will be five years old this summer.


Neil M

White-fronted Goose.

Drake Tufted Duck.
The week-end forecast
suggests we are all going
to suffer a bad hair day!
Well apart from Robin...!

Male Reed Bunting.

All images courtesy
of Robin Gossage.

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