Sunday, 25 March 2018

Linford Lakes ringing


A group of ringers descended on Linford Lakes near Milton Keynes today where they successfully captured and processed 29 birds of 13 species (21 were new). Kenny Cramer and team experienced a mixture of summer migrants, winter migrants and residents made up of 6 Redwings, 2 Song Thrushes, 3 Meadow Pipits, a Robin, a Dunnock, a Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaffs, a Treecreeper, 4 Great Tits, a Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tits, a Bullfinch and a Reed Bunting. A Great White Egret remained on-site.

Eleanor saw a Raven again at Staverton today but didn't see anything of note at Daventry Country Park or Borough Hill CP. However she saw 2-3 Otters showing on the small side of Ravensthorpe Reservoir again (5.50pm), two Hawfinches again at Cottesbrooke (almost opposite the playing field) and a Barn Owl next to the A508 near Scotland Wood.

There were two Shelduck in the Scaldwell Bay at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon and a Little Egret was the first there for a little while. Spawning Pike are splashing around in the shallows there currently...


Neil M

Meadow Pipit
courtesy of Kenny Cramer.

courtesy of Kenny Cramer.

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