Monday, 3 July 2017

Swifts and House Martins


Debbie and Eric Graham were at the Titchmarsh Reserve today and enjoyed watching an Osprey and a singing Grasshopper Warbler.

Jacob is fresh back from a birding trip to Iberia and his birding at Pitsford Reservoir today produced views of 4-5 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank and a Grey Wagtail. Several Marbled White butterflies were on show.

This evening a ringing session took place at Lamport concentrating on Swifts and House Martins which breed in reasonable numbers there. In total we caught 42 birds, 18 Swifts and 24 House Martins. Eleven of the Swifts were new birds and seventeen of the House Martins were new and included three juveniles. Five of the re-trapped Swifts were returning birds from 2016 and three of the House Martins likewise.


Neil M

Marbled White butterfly.

Burnet moth (six spot?)

Both above images courtesy
of Cathy Ryden.

Common Swift.

Image courtesy of Chris Payne.

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