Monday, 4 November 2019

Limited birding

Hello

Mild and pleasant this morning, duller and with some rain this afternoon, albeit that the forecast indicates colder influences from the north and east pretty soon!

Not much opportunity for any birding for me or Eleanor today so most of the sparse sightings from today are due to others attempting to find something out there!

A couple of Ravens again made one of their frequent visits to the village today and making all sorts of curious noises.

Steve Fisher's efforts at Stanwick Pits yielded two Great White Egrets and five Cattle Egrets and Robin's foray to Harrington Airfield was worth it with a view of a Merlin and a Brambling. The small gull roost at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon was uninspiring albeit that the sick adult Mediterranean Gull was still present, but sadly not for much longer I don't think...

Ringing sessions are planned on the Kelmarsh Estate this coming week (Wednesday and Friday), concentrating on small woodland birds. Please let me know should you wish to come along to observe or even assist in the operations. In some respects the flagship bird for the estate could be the Marsh Tit which is actually well represented in the woodlands and to my mind has not declined locally (nationally it is still described as declining significantly).

Regards

Neil M

Marsh Tit.

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