Eakring Bird news
December 2010
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
December 13th
The first visit to the area since the heavy snow of late November and early December, saw little in the area. A small area of clear water at Eakring Flash saw an unusual record (for the time of year) of a female Pochard and two Common Buzzards were at Eakring Meadows.
December 17th
Still quiet in the area, but a flock of 70 Sky Lark had returned to stubble fields at Eakring Flash after the clearance of snow.
December 19th
The morning was bitterly cold, probably causing approximately 429 Pink-footed Geese to move cross country with skiens going through as follows - 109 moving west at 09:05h, 105 moving west at 09:20h, 80 moving west at 09:25h, 98 moving west at 09:30h and 37 moving west at 09:40h.

A male Peregrine was also in the area, before flying low east over Eakring Flash. There was precious little in the way of any form of passerine movement with just 33 Fieldfare, four Redwing, three Greenfinch and singles of Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Brambling all south and 320 Wood Pigeon north.

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