Wednesday, 30 January 2019

East Carlton images

Hello

A small team braved the cold this morning and carried out some ringing at Stortons Pits catching an excellent total of 94 birds. These were made up of 31 Blue Tits, 24 Great Tits, a Long-tailed Tit, 8 Greenfinches, 3 Chaffinches, 15 Reed Buntings, 2 Blackbirds, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Treecreeper, a Robin, 2 Wrens and 4 Dunnocks. Other birds seen there included a Snipe and two Jack Snipe.

The Great Grey Shrike was showing again this morning in the Brampton Valley between Hanging Houghton and Cottesbrooke and other birds in the immediate area included a first year male Merlin, a Barn Owl and two Corn Buntings and a small flock of eight Golden Plovers. Several Bramblings continue to visit gardens in Hanging Houghton and also the seed by the barn in the Brampton Valley.

Liam Andrews located a Waxwing at the Plens Nature Reserve at Desborough early this afternoon which then subsequently flew north west. Tom Green saw a Short-eared Owl between Neville's Lodge, Finedon and the nearby now redundant landfill plus two Ravens, 100+ Lapwing and 100+ Golden Plovers.

A visit to East Carlton Country Park this afternoon didn't provide any particular birds of note but some close views of common birds were possible as much of the wildlife there is so used to people, dogs etc.

Regards

Neil M


Blackbird.


Grey Squirrels.

Moorhen.

Drake Mallard.

Common Buzzard.

Blue Tit.

Redwing.

All images taken at East Carlton Country Park
this afternoon.

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