Friday, 11 August 2017

Scarce passerines on the move...


The Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton hosted two Whinchats and a Redstart this morning.

At Pitsford Reservoir there were three Tree Pipits with singles flying south at 6.20am and 6.55am and then a third one lingering for a short time before disappearing. Other birds noted on-site north of the causeway included two Yellow-legged Gulls and singles of Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper.

A Common Tern nestling was ringed at Pitsford Reservoir on 30th June 2010 and this bird was spotted at Manton Bay, Rutland Water on 4th August 2017 where an eagle-eyed observer read the details on the metal ring in the field (using a telescope I assume).


Neil M

Tree Pipit.


Both Whinchat and Tree Pipit are
scarce spring migrants but are more
plentiful during the south-bound migration
in the autumn.

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