|COMMON GULL, PITSFORD RESEVOIR.|
On Sunday I opted to spend the day down at Pitsford Resevoir, mostly in Holcot Bay and the first hide with the aim of some wildfowl flight shots, sadly the only birds that flew around were Gulls and the Cormorants, there was the odd Buzard and Corvid chance but the only wildlfowl was some Tufted Ducks, 2 female Goldeneyes, Gadwall and Widgeon all sadly just bobbing around on the water. Still I had perfect company in the hide, a Robin decided to keep popping in and out the hide (no doors on the hide) and kept going to the edge of the hides floor were it seemed it was building a roosting spot. I also got a Wren that whilst I was busy watching the Ronins antics popped up on to the window shelf of the hide as I popped my head up to see if I was missing anything it just stood there staring at me before flying off...nice. I did see the Great White Egret that was JUST visible in Walgrave Bay, there was plenty of woodland birds including 6 Goldcrests, 3 Bullfinches, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,4 Coal Tits but sadly no Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, this bay and the bay with the bird ringing hut in it used to be really good for them, does anyone know if they still there? I regulary read Eleanor and Neils blog and they don't seem to be trapping them during ringing sessions so probably not.
|BLACK HEADED GULL, PITSFORD RESEVOIR|
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