Saturday, 10 February 2018

Wet and windy Saturday!


Birds visible at Pitsford Reservoir today included two drake Goosanders, two Redshanks, three Snipe, two Stonechats and a second winter Caspian Gull. Eight Mallard and four Coots were caught and processed as part of the ringing scheme at Pitsford Reservoir. 

Harrington Airfield was again quiet today but provided observations of one hundred and twenty Golden Plovers and three Grey Partridges. At home today I noticed a ringed Tree x House Sparrow hybrid in the garden which was presumably the same bird caught and ringed last year. A Raven was watched displaying near Brixworth...

Eleanor saw her usual two Ravens at Staverton this morning and her afternoon visit to Ravensthorpe Reservoir provided views of a Great White Egret, the juvenile Whooper Swan and the two Otters again - splashing around at the back of the small side.


Neil M



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