Eakring Bird news
December 2008
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
 
December 7th
The area remains very quiet at the moment, with only small numbers of birds moving through occasionally. Even numbers of Winter Thrushes are low, although there are several small groups roaming the area. At least one Water Rail is still at Eakring Flash.
     
December 8th
Good numbers of Golden Plover and Lapwing in the Red Hill area today, with counts of 219 Golden Plover and 257 Lapwing.
     
December 11th
A Water Rail at Eakring Flash this morning and two Jack Snipe at Penny Pasture Common, were the only sightings of any real note today.
     
December 14th
Two Common Buzzards were in the area this afternoon, at Eakring Field Farm and around Eakring Flash.
     
December 20th
Three adult Whooper Swan were a surprise this afternoon, flying low east over Eakring Flash. Late Autumn and Winter records of Whooper Swan records are rare here.
     
December 24th
90 Pink-footed Geese flew east over Eakring Meadows this morning, with one Jack Snipe and 21 Common Snipe around the Eakring Meadows area and a flock of 50+ Linnet in fields between Penny Pasture Common and Park Farm. A Peregrine was over Eakring Flash. (per Robin Brace)
     
December 25th
A drake Wigeon was present on Eakring Flash this afternoon, along with small numbers of Teal and Gadwall.
     
December 28th
A single Water Rail was at Eakring Flash this morning. 11 Golden Plover and 56 Lapwing were in fields around the Red Hill area.
 
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