Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Still good birds out there!


Eric's visit to Thrapston Pits today was an exercise in how to count Great White Egrets! Trouble is they keep moving around but he was able to confirm four together at one point! The drake Pintail was still present and the Goldeneye flock has reached nearly a hundred birds now...

Bob Bullock spent the day visiting a number of central county sites and the birds he espied at Hollowell Reservoir included a Caspian Gull, two Goosanders and two Stonechats with three Green Sandpipers and 380 Teal at nearby Ravensthorpe Reservoir. He also visited Barnes Meadow LNR and counted five Jack Snipe and a Common Snipe.

Six Bramblings were noted below Hanging Houghton by the barn again this morning with one in the village too.

Pitsford Reservoir was visited by numerous observers today and birds noted there today included the Ring-necked Duck still, a Great Northern Diver near to the gorse bushes, at least four Great White Egrets, at least eleven Red-crested Pochards, a Redshank, a Peregrine and two Stonechats.


Neil M

Jack Snipe.



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