Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Rosy June?

Hello

Kenny was back at Linford Lakes early this morning and managed to catch two Cuckoos, one of which was the male caught back on the 17th May and a new bird. This makes it four birds caught and ringed there this year.

Chris and Helen completed some ringing at a new site near Greens Norton, processing a very respectable thirty birds including a number of Blackcaps one of which was already bearing a ring from elsewhere. Birds on-site included Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail.

A Crossbill was heard calling distantly at Hanging Houghton this morning and the singing Quail continued to please quite a procession of visitors to Harrington Airfield today. A Barn Owl was seen a couple of times there today too.

Bird of the day though was a Rosy Starling photographed in a Hackleton garden this morning, but sadly not seen since. Hopefully this individual and maybe others to come will give themselves up eventually!

Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon hosted a Pink-footed Goose, a first summer Yellow-legged Gull, a colour-ringed Common Tern, a summer flock of twenty-one Lapwings and a Stoat, all in the Scaldwell Bay. The drake Red-crested Pochard remained on the visitor centre lake at Stanwick Pits this afternoon.

Regards

Neil M


Cuckoo number four
for Kenny this year.

Great Crested Newt, also
courtesy of Kenny Cramer.

Bee Orchid at
Harrington Airfield.

Common Spotted Orchid
at Harrington Airfield.

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