Friday, 11 January 2019

County Birding 10th Jan


Eric's visit to Thrapston Pits on Thursday 10th Jan provided views of four Great White Egrets, three Goosanders, a pair of Egyptian Geese, the juvenile Whooper Swan and a flock of over a hundred Pochard.

David Arden's visit to Pitsford Reservoir north of the causeway confirmed the presence still of four Great White Egrets and three Woodcock (two in Christies Copse and one in Plantation Block 5).

Chris Payne completed a little ringing at Bradden in South Northants during the morning and caught 77 birds with Blue Tits dominating. Among these feisty characters were some quite old birds. The total was made up of 52 Blue Tits, 6 Great Tits, a Coal Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tits, a Dunnock, 8 Goldfinches and 4 Chaffinches.

Elsewhere Barbara Nunn located a drake Scaup at Earls Barton Pits on the Summer Leys Reserve as viewed from Chestnut Corner and Alan Coles saw the wintering male Hen harrier at Stanwick Pits at the east end from 3.20pm.


Neil M

Blue Tit.

Drake Scaup.

Juvenile Whooper Swan.

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