Sunday, 6 January 2019

Weekend Birding

Yesterday the resident Raven's were very vocal and entertaining with their overhead displays whilst I was at agility training at Staverton. 
On my way home I stopped off at Ravensthorpe Reservoir where there was a Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper and 2 Otters.
There were several Brambling and a Barn Owl below Hanging Houghton.
Today I caught up with both Great Northern Divers and Ring Necked Duck at Pitsford. Other birds present included 4 Great White Egret, 10+ Red Crested Pochard including a leucistic type bird which stands out, 2 Pintail and a pair of Stonechat.
Again Barn Owl and Bramblings below Hanging Houghton.

A couple of ringing recoveries.  A male Mallard was ringed at Pitsford 05/12/18 and was found ten days later 9km away at Spratton, dead from being shot.
A Goldfinch ringed 27/11/18 at Hanging Houghton was caught by ringers at Panshanger Lagoon, Hertfordshire on 28/12/18 after travelling a distance of 79km.

Regards Eleanor
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