Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Late February 2017

February 28th. A Puffin was seen offshore in the morning. Around were 15 Redwing, a Hen Harrier, a Treecreeper, 40 Corn Bunting, a Barn Owl, a Woodcock, a male Stonechat and 4 Pink-footed Goose. On the move were 13 Whooper Swan, 40 Chaffinch, 15 Starling, 4 Meadow Pipit and 10 Rook.
Great Spotted Woodpecker, 28th February 2017
Treecreeper in the Plantation, 28th February 2017

February 27th. Offshore were 57 Red-breasted Merganser (mostly south), 37 Red-throated Diver, a Guillemot, 7 Eider, a Razorbill, 5 Great Crested Grebe and a Black-throated Diver south.  About were 2000 Oystercatcher and a Merlin.

February 26th. The highlight of the day was a Woodlark which flew south over the Visitor Centre. Offshore were 2 Long-tailed Duck, 30 Red-throated Diver, 2 Eider and a Red-breasted Merganser. On Jackson's Marsh were a Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 4 Pintail.

February 25th. Offshore were 2 Great Northern Diver, a Long-tailed Duck, a Gannet, 30 Red-breasted Merganser, a Kittiwake and a Slavonian Grebe. Around were 300 Sanderling, 1400 Oystercatcher and an Avocet.

February 24th. On the beach were 2 Caspian Gull with 3000 Herring Gull.

February 23rd. No records received today.  

February 22nd. Around were 27 Corn Bunting, a Hen Harrier and 3 Black-tailed Godwit.

February 21st. A Raven was seen over Croft Marsh late morning. Around were 2 Common Buzzard, 16 White-fronted Goose, 2 Woodcock, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Merlin, a Corn Bunting, a Treecreeper, 5 singing Song Thrush and a Water Pipit. Flying south were 6 Rook, 9 Blue Tit, 5 Meadow Pipit, 20 Linnet, 10 Siskin and a Bambling. Offshore were 170 Red-throated Diver, a drake Goosander and 5 Avocet south. 
Corn Bunting, 21st February 2017

Treecreeper, 21st February 2017

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