Saturday, 12 September 2020

Wonderful wagtails!


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.


Neil M

Yellow Wagtail.

Grey Wagtail.

Reed Warbler.

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