Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Birds of early May


Birds at Pitsford Reservoir today included a rather unseasonal Great White Egret in the Scaldwell Bay at about 9am and then later this afternoon, but interestingly Dave Francis saw three together in the Walgrave Bay on Sunday (30th April).

Other birds today at Pitsford included a Greenshank in the Scaldwell Bay, a couple of Common Sandpipers, three Oystercatchers and a pair of Shelduck.

The first Constant Effort ringing session took place in the Scaldwell Bay this morning and resulted in a modest capture of birds but which included two male Kingfishers.

Birds in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this morning included a Barn Owl, two Wheatears and a pair of Grey Partridge.


Neil M

Jim Dunkley kept his
distance but still managed
some interesting shots of
a recent Honey Bee swarm!

...and Graham Bentley was rather close
to this singing Goldcrest which is always
a treat...!

Yellowhammer coming for garden
 feeding seed still,
courtesy of Cathy Ryden.

A posing Red-legged Partridge
courtesy of Jacob Spinks.

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