Sunday, 17 November 2019

Classic November birds


This morning David Arden saw a Woodcock in his Spratton garden, another bird on David's long list of garden birds!

Birds at Pitsford Reservoir today included two Great White Egrets, a 'redhead' Smew and at least one Stonechat. Stanwick paid host to a Bearded Tit, a Great White Egret and three Cattle Egrets and nearby Nick Parker found a Siberian Chiffchaff at Kinewell Lake (Ringstead Pits). Alan Coles saw an Otter and a Great White Egret at Summer Leys and this evening two Great White Egrets were present as was a Starling murmuration (courtesy of Geoff Douglas). A flooded Thrapston Pits provided a Little Egret, two Kingfishers and a Chiffchaff for Eric and family.

John Friendship-Taylor was at Croughton Quarry in the south of the county and located a Merlin, a Brambling and a Chiffchaff.

Mike Alibone located a Great Grey Shrike at the DIRFT 3 Development Site near Crick, on rough ground opposite Kinaxia Logistics this afternoon and Neville's Lodge near Finedon hosted a Peregrine and two Short-eared Owls also this afternoon.


Neil M

Short-eared Owl.

Great White Egrets.

Drake Goldeneye.

Images courtesy of
Robin Gossage.

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