Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Pitsford Black-necked Grebe

This Black-necked Grebe has been present at Pitsford Reservoir since I first found it on 14th September. Black-necked Grebe has been thin on the ground in Northants this year and it’s only the second one to be discovered in the … Continue reading

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Latest Reports: email and text alerts

Some important news concerning the receipt of email and text alerts from Northantsbirds has emerged today. For those using as a conduit for receiving news from Twitter by email or SMS this organisation has announced that, from 27th September … Continue reading

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The Daventry ‘Blue-winged Teal’

The discovery of a female Blue-winged Teal at Daventry Country Park yesterday morning looked set to initiate a local twitch as well as attracting more birders from further afield. Initially located at the south-eastern end of the reservoir it eventually … Continue reading

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This morning I spent some time at Stanford Reservoir with the Stanford Ringing Group. With summer all but over, the number of birds trapped was relatively low with 48 new birds of 13 species ringed (25% of which were Swallows) … Continue reading

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