Thursday, 22 February 2018

Pitsford ringing today...

Hello

Bird ringing operations took place at Pitsford Reservoir today ahead of a hard weather forecast just around the corner...

Nearly 170 birds of 16 species were captured today made up of a Mute Swan, a Mallard, a Coot, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackbirds, 6 Dunnocks, 5 Robins, a Marsh Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 10 Coal Tits, 28 Great Tits, 56 Blue Tits, 4 Tree Sparrows, a Chaffinch, 15 Reed Buntings and 29 Yellowhammers.

The Slavonian Grebe was in the mouth of the Pintail Bay this afternoon, a Redpoll was nearby and 3 Woodcock were flushed in Christies Copse. A Barn Owl was between Holcot village and the A43 this morning.

Eric Graham visited Blatherwycke Lake this afternoon and saw four Hawfinches in the nearby churchyard. The lake attracted a pair of Black Swans and nearby Deene Lake held an impressive 25 Shelduck.

Regards

Neil M


Yellowhammer.

Marsh Tit.

Long-tailed Tit.

Coal Tit.

All taken at Pitsford Reservoir
today courtesy of John Tilly.

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