Monday, 16 March 2020

Brixworth Ringing


A bird ringing session took place today at Brixworth Water Treatment Works in pleasant conditions.

A few surprises among the seventy-five birds processed included a male Northern Wheatear and a Common Snipe. Other birds included two Blackbirds, seven Dunnocks, ten Wrens, six Goldcrests, four Chiffchaffs, thirteen Blue Tits, nine Great Tits, a Long-tailed Tit, a Willow Tit, six Pied Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, three Meadow Pipits, a Chaffinch and nine Reed Buntings.

Other birds on-site included another nine Snipe, a Water Rail and an overflying Raven.

A Knot and two Great White Egrets were at Summer Leys today, an adult Mediterranean Gull was at Stanwick Pits and a female Scaup was on Dragonfly Lake, Ditchford Pits.


Neil M

Common Snipe.

Northern Wheatear
(Southern European form).

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