Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Pitsford Showcase


Sunshine and showers today and a very autumnal feel but still warm. Pitsford Reservoir was the venue for a Wildlife Trust supporters day with indoor presentations from Sarah and Mischa showcasing the reserve. A bird ringing demonstration was the outside presentation near to the Fishing Lodge. Some eighty-six birds were processed which included four Mallard and a Moorhen from a static trap with the remainder of the birds being caught in mist nets. The total was made up of a Dunnock, a Blackcap, a Nuthatch, a Treecreeper, three Wrens, twenty-three Great Tits, twenty-nine Blue Tits, three Coal Tits, two Marsh Tits, seven Long-tailed Tits and ten Goldcrests.

Other birds noted at Pitsford today included a Great White Egret, two Greenshanks, a Ringed Plover, a Hobby and a Raven.

Gary Pullen found a Little Stint at Boddington Reservoir today, a Great White Egret remained at Summer Leys and two Common Redstarts were found at Harrington Airfield by Neil Underwood.


Neil M

Coal Tit courtesy
of John Tilly.

Little Grebe,
courtesy of Robin.

Green Sandpiper,
courtesy of Robin.

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