A couple of us returned to Brixworth STW to complete a little more ringing this morning, this time a little more targeted. It paid off with four more Grey Wagtails caught and ringed plus two Pied Wagtails, a Yellow Wagtail, half a dozen Meadow Pipits and four species of warbler. Other birds noted included a couple of un-ringed Grey Wagtails, a Hobby, two Ravens and a couple of Water Rails.
The birds at Stanwick Pits today included a Marsh Harrier and seven Cattle Egrets with nearby Ditchford Pits/Irthlingborough attracting two Great White Egrets, four Cattle Egrets, twelve Snipe and a Common Sandpiper.
Pitsford Reservoir attracted two Great White Egrets, a female Red-crested Pochard, a Greenshank, three Green Sandpipers, three Dunlin and an adult Yellow-legged Gull, all north of the causeway.
Hollowell Reservoir held a Garganey and a Great White Egret and a Peregrine was on St Mary's Church at Higham Ferrers. At Lamport Hall a Marsh Harrier flew across the fields towards Scaldwell and migrant passerines included a Common Redstart and two Spotted Flycatchers.
Thirty Yellow Wagtails were in cow fields at Hanging Houghton this evening.