Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Mid February 2015

February 20th. A Red Kite flew south early morning.

February 19th. Flying south offshore were 2 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Common Scoter and 27 Red-breasted Merganser. A Woodlark flew south over Sykes Farm early morning. On Tennyson Sands were 4 Goldeneye and a Water Rail.

February 18th. Around were 2 Woodcock, 1500 Brent Goose and 2000 Pink-footed Goose. A Song Thrush was singing in the Plantation early morning. On Jackson's Marsh were 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Goldeneye.

February 17th. 2 Waxwing were recorded from Aylmer Avenue early afternoon. The sea remained quiet with only 2 Red-throated Diver north and 5 Great Crested Grebe on the sea. Around were 2 Coal Tit, a Bullfinch, a Water Pipit, a Woodcock and 2 Stonechat. A Jack Snipe flew high south over Mill Hill and the first Avocet of the year was on Tennyson Sands.

February 16th. No records received today.

February 15th. 4 Great Crested Grebe and 2 female-type Scaup were on the sea. Around were 3 Goldcrest, 4 Woodcock and a pair of Stonechat.

February 14th. Birds around included 2400 Pink-footed Goose, 1200 Brent Goose and 3500 Golden Plover. A Skylark and a Chaffinch were in sub-song.

February 13th. Around were 2 Coal Tit. At sea 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and a Fulmar flew south whilst 2 Gannet and a Kittiwake went north. 17 Black-tailed Godwit and a pair of Pintail were on Tennyson Sands.

February 12th. Birds around included a singing Mistle Thrush, 450 Pink-footed Goose, 800 Brent Goose and 3000 Golden Plover. On Tennyson Sands were a Cetti's Warbler and 387 roosting Lapwing. At sea were 14 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Eider and a male Goosander.

February 11th. Around were a Redwing, 3 Corn Bunting and 2 Coal Tit. On Tennyson Sands were 2 Pintail, and on Jackson's Marsh 12 Black-tailed Godwit. Moving south through the dunes were 10+ Great Tit and Chaffinch.

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