Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sunday's birds


The first excursion this morning was up to Harrington Airfield where there were plenty of open country birds such as Linnet, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer and Skylark. A female Stonechat was at Bunker Three and there was a small family party of Grey Partridges plus a fly-over Grey Wagtail.

There are plenty of birds visiting our garden feeders at the moment with particularly good numbers of first year Blue Tits and Goldfinches plus a couple each of Nuthatch and Marsh Tit.

Stuart Munday saw a Great White Egret and a Snipe at Summer Leys today and Adrian Borley visited the reserve section of Pitsford Reservoir and notched up two Great White Egrets, a Common Sandpiper, a Snipe and both Pintail and Goldeneye.

This evening a vocal Ruddy Shelduck flew south over the Sailing Club at Pitsford Reservoir and the gull roost there contained an influx of Great Black-backed Gulls, at least five Yellow-legged Gulls and a first winter Mediterranean Gull.

Birds vocal in and around the village at Hanging Houghton after dark the last couple of nights have included Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Hobby, Gadwall and Wigeon.


Neil M

Curlew at Titchwell
courtesy of John Tilly.

Great White Egret
courtesy of John Tilly.

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