Eakring Bird news
November 2002
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
November 3rd
500 Fieldfare were in the Eakring Meadows area today (Robin Brace)
November 9th
Two Water Rail were calling from the flooded vegetation around Eakring Flash this morning, with possibly a third bird there. 371 Wood Pigeon represented a small movement amongst very little migration considering the better conditions this morning. Unusaul though, were five Collared Doves actively associated with Wood Pigeon groups. A total of five included one group of four moving high south-west. It is likely that the peak for many species has been missed during the last week. Common Buzzards were at Lound Wood and Penny Pasture Common.
November 10th
A brief visit to Eakring Flash this afternoon produced four Goosander (one female and three 1st Winter males)
November 11th
Still two Water Rails in the flooded vegetation along the western-side of Eakring Flash early afternoon.
November 12th
The Water Rails were again calling at Eakring Flash this evening.
November 21st
A pair of Shoveler were on Eakring Flash early afternoon, a scarce species here but an increase in records in recent years.
November 22nd
80 Pink-footed Geese flew east over the area at around 12:30pm. Good numbers of Fieldfare in the Eakring Meadows area, with at least one Brambling there.
November 23rd
At least two Water Rail are still at Eakring Flash. Other birds in the area today included two Jack Snipe at Penny Pasture Common, Eakring Meadows, with two Common Buzzards there and up to 300 Fieldfare.
November 24th
A pair of Goosander were at Eakring Flash, with two Water Rail along the eastern-side of the flash.
November 26th
Two Water Rail still along the eastern-side of the flash and this morning were both showing very well in the open.
November 27th
Large numbers of Fieldfare in the area this afternoon, with up to 700 birds present at several sites.
November 30th
Now three Jack Snipe at Penny Pasture Common, Eakring Meadows and 22 Common Snipe there. A pair of Wigeon were an unusual site record for the above, present before flying off west towards Eakring Flash.

Common birds in the area this morning included three six Willow Tit, eight Bullfinch, seven Goldcrest and numerous scattered parties of Fieldfare with smaller numbers of Redwing. Seven Siskin went mostly south-west and a Chaffinch flock at Kersall numbered 59 birds.

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