Saturday, 28 September 2019

Blustery Saturday


The pairs of Raven were vocal at both Hanging Houghton and Staverton villages today as they bond for nesting efforts next year (hopefully).

Mike Alibone today relocated the two Slavonian Grebes at Clifford Hill Pits and a Red-crested Pochard was there later too. Five Pintail were present at Summer Leys today and birds at Pitsford Reservoir included a Great White Egret, the leucistic drake Pochard (stunning bird), in excess of eight Yellow-legged Gulls, two Greenshanks, three Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a Snipe, two unidentified calidris waders in flight and a Grey Wagtail.

Eleanor's afternoon visit to Borough Hill Country Park, Daventry provided an excellent haul of passerines feeding in the lee of the wind and included six Stonechats, two Whinchats, a Wheatear, three Common Redstarts and a Spotted Flycatcher.


Neil M

First year Common Gull.

First year Black-headed Gull.

Greenshanks courtesy
of Dave Jackson.

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