Eakring Bird news
September 2006
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
September 5th
An adult Yellow-legged Gull was with Lesser Black-backed Gulls in fields around Park Farm/Eakring Field Farm mid-afternoon.
September 7th
A scattering of warblers at Eakring Flash included a single Lesser Whitethroat, three Chiffchaff and four Whitethroat. Six Teal were present there briefly, before flying off north-west. Common Buzzards in the area included one over Parkhill Pantation and three at Hare Hill Wood.
September 9th
Much smaller numbers of migrant warblers around today, but with the wind turning light south-easterly, conditions for migrants to arrive over the next day or so look promising.

A single Spotted Flycatcher was at Penny Pasture Common this morning and a record count of 40 Tree Sparrow came from the Eakring Field Farm/Penny Pasture Common area. Two Teal were on the small pool there.

Small numbers of hirundines were moving through, with three Sand Martins the first for some time at Eakring Flash and numbers of gulls increased notably this morning, with over 300 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the area.

A late evening visit produced an adult Peregrine south-east over Eakring Flash.

September 10th
A foggy morning meant the area was very quiet. The first Golden Plover of the Autumn were heard overhead, followed at 08:55 h by a Greenshank, which appeared to come in from the south-west (Bilsthorpe Pit Top area) flew round Eakring Flash and then headed off east. This is the first record of Greenshank here since Spring 2004.
September 20th
Two Common Buzzards were the only thing of note during an evening visit to Eakring Flash.
September 21st
A few finches moving west this morning, mainly Linnets and Chaffinches. 20 Tree Sparrows and 28 Goldfinch were at Penny Pasture Common. Three Teal were on Eakring Flash, with a single Pochard there. The only warblers found this morning were three Chiffchaff.
September 23rd
Four probable migrant Common Buzzards were high over Red Hill early afternoon, with one drifting off south-west and the others south. Five birds were also over Wellow around the same time.
September 24th
A Barn Owl was present in the Eakring village and Red Hill areas after dusk.
September 25th
An early afternoon visit to the area showed that Meadow Pipits were continuing to move and it looked like there had been a large movement during the morning. Four Snipe also flew south-east and a Common Buzzard was in the Red Hill area.
September 26th
Among steady passerine passage this morning was the area's fifth record of Wood Lark, a single going in totally the opposite direction to everything else (north-west) over Red Hill. 70 Pink-footed Geese flew high south-east at 08:20h.
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