Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Mid January 2012

January 20th: Very few records. A Bullfinch and a Pochard were the best birds.

January 19th: Wildfowl were represented by a Black Brant, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and a Scaup. A Water Pipit and 2 Woodcocks were the best of the rest.

January 18th: A Goosander and a Black-throated Diver flew south.

January 17th: A Hen Harrier and 4 Woodcocks were around, while 78 Pink-footed Geese headed northwest.

January 16th: South went 3 Crossbills and a Great Northern Diver and northwest 80 Pink-footed Geese. Offshore were 26 Great Crested Grebes and 180 Cormorants. Also noted were 43 Corn Buntings and a White-fronted Goose.

January 15th: The best wildfowl were 575 Pink-footed Geese northwest, a White-fronted Goose, a Scaup and 213 Eiders. Southward movers were 113 Red-throated Divers, a Mediterranean Gull and a Great Northern Diver.

January 14th: The best birds were a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, a Lapland Bunting, a Hooded Crow, 180 Cormorants and 2920 Pink-footed Geese.

January 13th: A Hooded Crow, a Shorelark, a Woodcock, 75 Corn Buntings and 9 Pink-footed Geese were notables.

January 12th: Good wildfowl were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Black Brants, hybrid and 23 Pink-footed Geese. Corn Buntings numbered 67. A Lapland Bunting flew south. Corn Buntings numbered 67 and Water Pipits 4.

January 11th: Movers were 5 Whooper Swans and 204 Red-throated Divers south and 300 Pink-footed Geese northwest. Other notable wildfowl were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Scaup, 2 Black Brants and a White-fronted Goose. A Hen Harrier, 165 Cormorants, a Blackcap, a Lapland Bunting and 54 Corn Buntings added variety.

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