Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Early February 2012

February 10th: A Great Skua went south. Around were a Black Brant, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Hen Harrier, a Mediterranean Gull and 68 Redwings.

February 9th: Offshore were 363 Red-throated Divers, 179 Cormorants, 35 Great Crested Grebes, 174 Auk Spp south and 7 Scaups. Woodcocks numbered 23 and Corn Buntings 11.

February 8th: South flew a Velvet Scoter and 192 Auk Spp. A Goosander, 24 Woodcocks, a Little Gull and 1600 Brent Geese added variety.

February 7th: Heading south were 195 Red-throated Divers and 40 Fieldfares. Around were 3 Goldcrests and a Chiffchaff.

February 6th: A Goosander, 20 Woodcocks, 52 Redwings, 2 Bramblings and 2 Black-throated Divers south were the best birds.

February 5th: Wildfowl included 600 Pink-footed Geese northwest, 1260 Brent Geese and 6 Scaups south. 30 Woodcocks and 61 Redwings were present.

February 4th: 14 Woodcocks, a Mediterranean Gull, 5 Goldcrests and 29 Redwings were noted. 700 Pink-footed Geese headed northwest, and 3 Snow Buntings south.

February 3rd: A fair variety of birds, including 339 Red-throated Divers, a Hen Harrier, 4 Woodcocks, a Kingfisher, 4 Water Pipits, 4 Goldcrests, a Crossbill and 22 Corn Buntings.

February 2nd: A Marsh Harrier, a Hen Harrier, 7 Woodcocks, 6 Crossbills and 18 Corn Buntings were the best birds.

February 1st: A Pink-footed Goose and a Hen Harrier were the only birds of note.

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