Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Napton Reservoir

Black Necked Grebe


After a successful early morning visit to Daventry Reservoir for the Grey Phalarope, I decided to call in at Napton Reservoir. On my arrival, a Kingfisher sat in a bush on the small pond, but declined to stay for a photograph! The Black Necked Grebe is still present and seemed to favour the south bank until a fisherman decided to choose this bank, whereby it moved out into the central reed area. While watching the Grebe, and hoping for a wing stretch or flight (which did not happen), I was conscious of a very large passage of Ravens. These numbered twenty one from Napton Hill towards Grandborough. Four Snipe flew over but did not land and a female Merlin flew over the reedbeds. At least sixty Skylarks went over. A late Hobby was seen over canal area.

Black Necked Grebe





Raven





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