Monday, 31 December 2018

Happy New Year!


A ringing session at Woodford Halse today successfully processed forty five birds of eleven species made up of nine Long-tailed Tits, a Treecreeper, nineteen Blue Tits, seven Great Tits, a Nuthatch, a Chaffinch, a Goldfinch, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Mistle Thrush (a rare capture), a Redwing and three Dunnocks. Amongst other birds two Grey Wagtails were present on-site.

Birds at Brixworth Water Treatment Works today included a Cetti's Warbler and a Grey Wagtail.

Debbie and Eric spent three hours at Thrapston Pits today and confirmed the presence of three Great White Egrets (all on Aldwincle Lake), a pair of Goosander and a pair of Egyptian Geese.

A Peregrine was seen over Maidwell village at 10.40am this morning and the birds at Pitsford Reservoir today included the two Great Northern Divers feeding in Pintail Bay and in The Narrows near the Holly Tree and the drake Ring-necked Duck which this afternoon was in the mouth of the Walgrave Bay and at dusk was swimming just in front of Maytrees Hide. The regular supporting cast included four Great White Egrets and fourteen Red-crested Pochard north of the causeway and a Raven by the dam.

Happy New Year!

Eleanor and Neil

Mistle Thrush.


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