Saturday, 14 April 2018

Warm and sunny at last!


On Thursday 12th April Chris Payne completed some ringing in his Greens Norton garden, successfully catching and processing 43 birds. True to form Goldfinches dominated with 23 individuals plus 4 Chaffinches, 9 Greenfinches, a Redpoll, a Dunnock, 3 Blackbirds, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Woodpigeon.

Today and Debbie and Eric Graham walked around Thrapston Pits including the Titchmarsh Reserve and saw plenty with a Great White Egret still hanging around on the Heronry Lake, an Osprey on Elinor, a Curlew, two Oystercatchers and five species of warblers which included good numbers of both Sedge and Cetti's.

It seems that the Nene Valley was the place to be today in warm, sunny conditions with excellent sightings reported at sites such as Clifford Hill, Stanwick and Summer Leys. Pitsford Reservoir seemed quiet by comparison today and Harrington Airfield only served up a Wheatear and on-territory Yellow Wagtails and Willow Warblers.


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Sedge Warbler.
Courtesy of Chris Payne.

Courtesy of Chris Payne.

Osprey and mobbing Curlew.

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