Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Brixworth Ringing


Yesterday's (Tuesday) excursion to the north Norfolk coast was a warm and pleasant affair. The sea and sea shore held some birds of interest but we didn't see a great deal of particular note. Five Common Seals fishing closely in a small creek were probably the highlight...

In the county yesterday the highlights included a Spoonbill briefly in the morning on the Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadow reserve at Ditchford Pits and at least eight Cattle Egrets again at Stanwick Pits plus two Great White Egrets and two Pintail.

Hollowell Reservoir supported a Great White Egret and a Stonechat and Harrington Airfield's best birds were two Common Redstarts, a Wheatear and a Turtle Dove.

Today (Wednesday) and Stanwick Pits hosted nine Cattle Egrets, two Great White Egrets, two Pintails and a Monk Parakeet and later six Yellow-legged Gulls.

At Pitsford Reservoir there were three Great White Egrets in the Scaldwell Bay plus two Pintails and a Green Sandpiper. Two Greenshanks were found in the new workings next to Whiston Lock this evening.

A Common Redstart was at Lamport Hall this evening and another individual was in a hedgerow at Hanging Houghton in the first grass field alongside the A508 north of the village.

At Brixworth today there was another ringing session which provided 118 captures of fifteen species, the highlights perhaps being ten Meadow Pipits, twelve Chiffchaffs, fourteen Blackcaps, two Reed Warblers, a Cetti's Warbler, two Goldcrests, seven Lesser Redpolls and twelve Reed Buntings. A Hobby was also on-site.


Neil M

Common Seal.


Lesser Redpoll.

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