Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Late February 2012

February 29th: A Grey Heron flew south. Around were a Common Buzzard, 3 Woodcocks and 4 Corn Buntings.

February 28th: South headed 4 Crossbills. Other good birds were a Mediterranean Gull, 3 Woodcocks, 2 Water Pipits, a Hen Harrier and 22 Corn Buntings.

February 27th: The only birds of note were 2 Woodcocks.

February 26th: 300 Pink-footed Geese went north, and 5 Crossbills south. Around were 9 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 6 Woodcocks and a Black Brant.

February 25th: Flying south were 4 Crossbills. Otherwise the best birds were 8 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Short-eared Owls, a Black Brant, 19 Corn Buntings and 7 Snow Buntings.

February 24th: A Woodlark was found in Aylmer Avenue clearing. 60 Pink-footed Geese, a Woodcock, a Crossbill and 23 Corn Buntings were the best of the rest.

February 23rd: A Woodlark headed south. Other birds of note were 230 Cormorants, 29 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Woodcocks, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Hen Harrier, 3 Crossbills south and a Black Brant.

February 22nd: The best birds were 4 Goldcrests, a Treecreeper and 5 Redwings.

February 21st: 2 Great Northern Divers went south. Wildfowl included 15 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Goosander and 3 Black Brants. Also around were 138 Red-throated Divers, 80 Great Crested Grebes, a Hen Harrier, a Little Gull, a Blackcap, 2 Twites, 7 Snow Buntings and 12 Corn Buntings.

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