Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Grey and cold Wednesday!

Hello

Jacob and Bethan visited Rushton Landfill Site this morning and espied two Yellow-legged Gulls there (adult and first year).

Harrington Airfield continued to host a flock of 120 Golden Plovers in a field opposite the concrete track entrance this morning and a male Brambling was with the feeding flock on the seed.

A visit to Cottesbrooke village this afternoon provided views of a Raven and a female Hawfinch showing rather well near to the church. This latter bird perched up in deciduous trees between bouts of feeding under a yew in a private garden.

A couple of ringing recoveries include just a ring being found in Towcester on 23rd December 2017 by someone using a metal detector! It transpires that ring S983807 was placed on a juvenile Blue Tit's leg on 15th September 2017 just a few miles down the road at Greens Norton. It would be fair to suggest that this little mite is probably no longer!

Ring Z668066 was placed on a Cetti's Warbler's leg on the Marsh Lane reserve in the West Midlands on 4th November 2015. This bird was caught in a mist net at Stortons Pits on the outskirts of Northampton on 4th February 2018 where it was confirmed as an adult female. This is a movement of 55km in a ESE direction.

Regards

Neil M



Adult and first winter
Yellow-legged Gulls.

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