A rather grey day and definitely a lack of reported sightings around the county despite being very much migration time! There were still plenty of Siskins and Meadow Pipits filtering through the county during the day...
Dave's ringing session at Pitsford Reservoir concluded this morning and in total he captured 94 birds of sixteen species which included 34 Blue Tits, 12 Great Tits, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Wrens, 4 Dunnocks, 5 Robins, 8 Chiffchaffs, 3 Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroats, a Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 8 Tree Sparrows, 5 Chaffinches, 2 Greenfinches and a Moorhen.
A busy ringing session at Brixworth Treatment Works yielded 184 birds of twenty species made up of a Blackbird, a Song Thrush, 3 Dunnocks, 5 Robins, 7 Wrens, 18 Great Tits, 43 Blue Tits, a Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtails, 35 Meadow Pipits, 2 Swallows, 15 Blackcaps, 20 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Chaffinch, 9 Goldfinches and 11 Reed Buntings.
Other birds seen there included a Raven, a Hobby, a Water Rail and at least four Grey Wagtails in total.
Stanwick Pits first thing provided Steve Fisher with nine Cattle Egrets again at the western end of the complex plus a Marsh Harrier. Four of those Cattle Egrets were later on the main lake and the Siskin count of birds going over south was at least 56. Adrian had a probable Marsh Harrier at Ringstead Pits this afternoon plus a Yellow-legged Gull.
|Cetti's Warbler at Brixworth today,|
images courtesy of Lynne Barnett.