Eakring Bird news
February 2010
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
February 6th
An unseen number of Pink-footed Geese flew over Eakring Flash and above the low cloud at 11:45h this morning. Otherwise, the area remained extremely quiet. Five Tufted Duck were at Eakring Flash.
February 7th
Much better seeing conditions early morning today, allowing at least something to be seen. A few early migrants included single Sky Lark north and seven Linnet west and north-west. At Eakring Flash, a female Shoveler was an excellent year tick and the five Tufted Duck remained. Four Common Buzzards were in the area.
February 11th
The area remains quiet, but wildfowl on Eakring Flash provided some interest with six Tufted Duck, drake Pochard, 13 Teal and the first Shelduck (a pair) of the year. The first two Coot also arrived back at Eakring Flash. 68 Fieldfare were in the Lound Wood area.
February 13th
Three Coot now back at Eakring Flash, and again very quiet during a short visit this morning. Common Buzzards included singles at Red Hill, Eakring Field Farm and Eakring Meadows.
February 20th
Continuing very quiet, but probably the most pleasant day of the year to date, saw five Common Buzzards at three sites in the area and a single Shelduck at Eakring Flash.
February 25th
Some limited gull movement this afternoon after the clearance of overnight fog. Totals included 19 Black-headed Gull east and 42 very high south-west and approximately 70 Herring Gull flew south-east, presumably to roost in the Trent Valley area. There was also some signs of genuine return migration, with ten Fieldfare high north and Lapwing were noted moving east with 45 east and 27 in fields at Eakring Field Farm, with 130 Starling.
February 27th
Seven Pochard at Eakring Flash late morning, was the earliest count here since March 2005.
February 28th
A brief afternoon visit produced a notable flock of 42 Common Gull in fields at Eakring Flash.
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