Sunday, 28 January 2018

Sunday's birds


Eric Graham was at Thrapston Gravel Pits this morning and watched a Peregrine making some half-hearted passes at ducks there. He also saw 7 Siskins and a Great White Egret was reported on Aldwincle Lake.

Eleanor's late morning visit to Cottesbrooke today provided nice views of six Hawfinches in trees between the church and the bus stop on Station Road. There was a Grey Wagtail at Brixworth water treatment works and Jacob saw Pintail, Redshank and Redpoll at Pitsford Reservoir today (Slavonian Grebe, Merlin and Hen Harrier all reported there today by other observers).

I spent much of the morning maintaining feed stations in very spring-like weather and apart from flocks of Redwings at Sunderland Wood and Kelmarsh Hall I didn't see a great deal. A hunting Barn Owl was again in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this afternoon.

Kenny Cramer led a modest ringing session at Milton Keynes Community Orchard this morning catching eleven new birds which included a Goldcrest, a Coal Tit, a Blackbird and a Woodpigeon.


Neil M

Woodpigeon courtesy
of Kenny Cramer.

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