Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Insects on the prowl!


A ringing session took place at Pitsford Reservoir yesterday evening and this morning culminating in 68 birds being processed of 13 species. All the birds were typical species breeding on-site or nearby and included two Garden Warblers, eight Blackcaps, a Whitethroat and nine Tree Sparrows.

An early morning bird was a Common Crane flying north over East Hunsbury, Northampton at 4.28am this morning and Stanwick Pits continued to host the drake Red-crested Pochard on the layby pit and two Cattle Egrets on the main pit.

Another summer Siskin was seen feeding in a Kettering garden today and Twywell Hills and Dales Country Park attracted a host of butterflies which included a Grizzled Skipper and Marbled Whites. Up to nine Black Hairstreaks were tracked down in the Fermyn Wood complex today.


Neil M

Band-eyed Horsefly.

Black-headed Cardinal Beetle.

Horned Tree Hopper.

Common Whitethroat.

All images courtesy
of Robin Gossage.

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