Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Early January 2012

January 10th: Wildfowl included 35 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Scaup, 170 Eiders and a White-fronted Goose. A Lapland Bunting, a Great Northern Diver and a Puffin flew south. A Hen Harrier was still present.

January 9th: A Snow Bunting and a Puffin went south. Geese were represented by 25 White-fronted and 136 Pink-footed. A Hooded Crow and 63 Corn Buntings were of note.

January 8th: Pink-footed Geese numbered 517 and White-fronted Geese 25, while a single Pale-bellied Brent Goose was seen.  A Woodcock, a Hen Harrier and a Hooded Crow were good winter birds.

January 7th: South at sea headed 125 Red-throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver. Geese included 321 Pink-footed, a Pale-bellied Brent, a Black Brant or hybrid, and 21 White-fronted. A Lapland Bunting and a Hooded Crow were the best of the rest.

January 6th: Golden Plovers totalled 6000 and Lapwings 600. A Hooded Crow, 2 Woodcocks, 495 Pink-footed Geese, a Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 16 White-fronted Geese were also notable.

January 5th: A Great Northern Diver and a Shag flew south at sea. A Bean Goose was with 300 Pink-footed Geese. Other good birds were 2000 Golden Plovers, 50 Corn Buntings and a Hooded Crow.

January 4th: A Shag found dead had a green darvic ring and metal ring 1452953. A Waxwing and a Lapland Bunting headed south and 57 Pink-footed Geese southwest. On Croftmarsh were 3500 Golden Plovers and 500 Lapwings. A Hooded Crow and 77 Fieldfares added variety.

January 3rd: A Scaup and a Red-necked Grebe were the best birds.

January 2nd: Notables were a Hen Harrier, 1800 Golden Plovers, a Shorelark and a Bean Goose.

January 1st: Cormorants numbered 200, Pink-footed Geese 414, Golden Plovers 12000 and Lapwings 3013. Also noted were a Lapland Bunting and 2 Bean Geese.

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