Thursday, 18 June 2020

A wet one!


Yesterday (Wednesday) evening and a Barn Owl was noted at Harrington Airfield.

Also yesterday Chris Payne tried a little ringing near Greens Norton and his catch included eight Robins, seven Blackcaps, a Bullfinch, a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler and others. The dedicated efforts towards the Cuckoo project have caused two more birds to be caught and ringed at Linford Lakes, thus making nine birds ringed there this year.

Today (Thursday) and a very wet morning at Pitsford Reservoir confirmed the continued presence of yesterday's two drake Common Scoters in the vicinity of Pintail Bay, and a Garganey was seen in flight in the Scaldwell Bay. The summering Lapwing flock is growing in numbers and a Green Sandpiper was by the Bird Club hide this afternoon.

The summering/passage large gulls at Pitsford are very pleased to see the return of the fisherman as there are again plenty of dead and dying fish to feed on as a result of their activities. Two Grey Wagtails were at Brixworth this morning and a Siskin briefly at Hanging Houghton this afternoon.


Neil M

Great Spotted Woodpecker
courtesy of John Tilly.

Lesser Stag Beetle courtesy
of Robin Gossage.

Ruby-tailed Wasp courtesy
of Robin Gossage.

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