|Eakring Bird news|
|Featuring news and sightings from Eakring|
|Good numbers of Fieldfare at several sites
across the area this morning, with over 200 in fields at
Church Hill alone. Smaller numbers were around Eakring
Meadows but there was also some westerly movement which
is unusual for the date and totalled 215 birds. Other
migrants included four Siskin south.
At Eakring Flash a pair of Shelduck were present briefly and a very early returning Coot was also there. A Jack Snipe (first of the Winter) and ten Common Snipe were at Eakring Meadows, and three Common Buzzards were over Red Hill early morning. A covey of nine Grey Partridge were flushed from set-aside at Eakring Flash.
|Three Shelduck and a drake Teal were on Eakring Flash this morning, but the area was generally very quiet. A Common Buzzard was over Lound Wood briefly and small numbers of Fieldfare (95) and even smaller numbers of Redwing (seven) flew north-west.|
|An adult Peregrine in the Lound Wood/Leyfields area this morning, seen hunting Wood Pigeon before drifting off east towards Kersall. Three Common Buzzards were also present around Red Hill. Eakring Flash held ten Teal, with now two Coots back on site there.|
|An influx of wildfowl into the area this morning, with 29 Mallard, two Gadwall and a male Tufted Duck at Eakring Flash. Three Teal were at Penny Pasture Common, but around mid-morning, a flock of 32 Teal came into Eakring Flash from the north-west. 173 Pink-footed Geese flew low west over Eakring Flash into a fairly strong headwind and one Jack Snipe and nine Common Snipe are still at Eakring Meadows. Fieldfare included 350 at Eakring Field Farm, 38 at Church Hill and 45 around the Leyfields area.|
|The Peregrine again in the area this morning, with two Common Buzzards over Lound Wood. Just nine Teal at Eakring Flash today and a good area count of 65 Herring Gull went south-west. Plenty of Fieldfare roaming around various sites and notable for the time of year were the 217 moving north-west.|
|At least 17 Teal were on the pool at Penny Pasture Common this afternoon.|
|Three skiens of Pink-footed Geese flew west through the area between 09:20 and 09:30h this morning. The combined total of 272 represents a good one for a January Eakring record. Good numbers of wildfowl on Eakring Flash today, with a single Shelduck, Gadwall and Pochard, 37 Mallard and seven Teal. Now 11 Coot on site.|
|Two Shelduck, 18 Teal and eight Gadwall were at Eakring Flash this evening.|