Monday, 14 January 2019

Birds of the Algarve


A ringing session at a community orchard in Milton Keynes yesterday provided 32 birds made up of common tits, a Woodpigeon, four Blackbirds and six Redwings.

Eric's visit to Thrapston Pits today provided views of a drake Pintail, two Great White Egrets, six Little Egrets, the wintering juvenile Whooper Swan and a Stonechat.

This afternoon there were at least four Bramblings and a hunting Barn Owl in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton.

Bob Bullock saw the Ring-necked Duck in the Walgrave Bay at Pitsford Reservoir today plus at least eight Red-crested Pochards and three Great White Egrets and a Short-eared Owl was still near Neville's Lodge, Finedon.


Neil M

Little Bittern.

Thekla Lark.

Yellow-legged Gull.

Rock Bunting.

Short-toed Treecreeper.

White Storks.

A birding trip to the Algarve in Portugal
over the Christmas period provided views
 of the usual suspects!

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