Friday, 6 March 2020

Bearded Tit and other birds!

Hello

A visit to Pitsford Reservoir this morning provided two Great White Egrets and a pair of Oystercatchers in the Scaldwell Bay. Nearby there were two Grey Wagtails at Brixworth Water Treatment Works with another at Hanging Houghton.

A cracking male Bearded Tit was found at Sywell Country Park this afternoon, showing intermittently in reeds and a recently managed area in the bay nearest to the Sywell to Mears Ashby road. Subsequent would-be observers couldn't find it but it's likely to still be present. Other birds on-site included two Cetti's Warblers, a Water Rail, two Grey Wagtails and a handful of Siskins.

Two Barn Owls were again hunting\in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this afternoon and sadly another was found dead today at Harrington Airfield where there was also a female Stonechat.

Stanwick Pits attracted two Great White Egrets, three Redshanks, eight Snipe and eight Goosanders and Rushton Landfill was the venue for an adult Iceland Gull today plus a Caspian Gull. A pair of Stonechat were at Old Quarry track at Hartwell and Borough Hill Country Park (Daventry) continued to host two Short-eared Owls and six Stonechats. Birds seen at Summer Leys Nature Reserve today included a Shelduck and thirty Snipe.

Regards

Neil M


More Barn Owl images
from John Tilly.

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