Eakring Bird news
January 2012
Featuring news and sightings from Eakring
January 12th
A short visit to Eakring Flash saw just an early returning Coot and drake Shelduck.
January 14th
A late afternoon visit to the area produced a big surprise with a Raven in fields, south and across the road from Eakring Meadows near Kersall. At Eakring Flash, three Goosander (one drake) and 130 Mallard, single Gadwall and several Teal. 60 Golden Plover were at Park Farm and 11 Lapwing were in fields near Eakring Flash.
January 15th
The Raven again present in fields opposite the Kersall end of Eakring Meadows, usually against the double gates feeding on an old Fox carcass, but flushes immediately towards the top of the hill, returning later. Also occasionally gets in trees in this area.

Nearby, good numbers of Fieldfare and around 100 Linnets, 25 Siskin were in Alders around Eakring Meadows and 20 Herring Gull flew south-east.

January 17th
The Raven again opposite the Kersall end of Eakring Meadows this afternoon, getting in the isolated trees within the large field. News per Robin Brace and Tony Wardell.
January 26th
Two Shoveler and a drake Tufted Duck present on Eakring Flash early afternoon today. Very little else seen during a quick check of the area.
January 28th
Three Shoveler (two females and a male) at Eakring Flash this morning, with a Shelduck and Tufted Duck also there. Five Bullfinch were at Lound Wood, along with higher numbers of Coal Tit and Goldcrest than is normal for late January, with a Coal Tit also through Eakring Flash. Two Common Buzzards were in the Red Hill area and a Common Snipe was at Eakring Flash. Two Linnet south and four north-west were the only signs of any localised movement.
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