Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Young herons and migrant wagtails...

A curious image of
a Coot hitching a ride
on the back of  a Muscovy
Duck at Abington Park,
Northampton.
Image courtesy of Phil Davies.



Hello

Yesterday evening Nick Parker paid Thrapston Gravel Pits a visit and located 4 Wheatears, a couple of Yellow Wagtails, 250+ Sand Martins, 23 Common Terns, 2 Redshank, 2 Shelduck and a pair of Egyptian Geese. This morning Eric Graham was there and also saw the Egyptian Geese and two drake Red-crested Pochards.

This morning Eleanor saw a stunning summer plumage Grey Plover flying around and calling in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton, but the bird sadly didn't linger.

Jacob has been at Pitsford Reservoir this evening and has picked out a male 'Channel Wagtail' at the dam amongst some 50+ Yellow Wagtails. Other birds on-site include a Rock Pipit, two White Wagtails, a Wheatear, two Little Ringed Plovers, three Common Sandpipers and a Green Sandpiper.

Regards

Neil M




Nestling Grey Herons
at Abington Park, Northampton,
courtesy of John Gamble and Phil Davies.

Purple Thorn Moth
courtesy of John Gamble.


Great Crested Grebe courtesy
of Robin Gossage.


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