Saturday, 27 June 2020

Sightings for Saturday.

Hello

There was no sign of the Avocet at Pitsford Reservoir today and there didn't seem to be much new in the Scaldwell Bay albeit that the Gadwall flock has now reached one hundred and fifty.

At the other end of the reservoir three Yellow-legged Gulls included a new bird joining the two regulars and perhaps signified the start of the traditional summer immigration of this species. A Spotted Flycatcher was in the trees next to the Sailing Club, a Hobby worried the House Martins and this afternoon an Osprey flapped steadily into the strong head wind as it scoured the waters below for a fish snack. The blue plastic ring confirms this as a bird from the Rutland Osprey scheme. 

Birds for perusal at Stanwick Pits included the pair of Mediterranean Gulls now with two juveniles, a Cattle Egret, twelve Black-tailed Godwits, two Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, two Barnacle Geese and four Siskins and five Crossbills passing over.

Down the road at Earls Barton Pits a Black-tailed Godwit was on Hardwater Lake and Summer Leys harboured a Greenshank, a Dunlin, two Common Sandpipers and a Green Sandpiper.

The female Ruddy Shelduck was again at Hollowell Reservoir this morning.

Regards

Neil M

Collared Dove courtesy of
John Tilly.


Osprey at Pitsford
Reservoir today.

Yellow-legged Gull at
Pitsford Reservoir today.

A pair of Swifts with
two young courtesy of
John Hunt.

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