Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January sightings.

Highlights of the month were 2 Waxwings in Sharps Close on the 14th and an Antipodean visitor in the form of a Black Swan, 20th-24th. Not sure where the latter had escaped from.
Six Bullfinch were feeding on Himalayan Honeysuckle in the garden and a Little Egret was a fly over.
There were approximately 350 Lapwing on the 17th and a small flock of 18 Golden Plover were accompanying them. A flock of 61 Wigeon was a good count for the reservoir.
Other sightings have included Raven, Siskin, Redpoll, Water Rail, Yellowhammer and a displaying Sparrowhawk. The first frogs have also been seen in the pond and a single Peacock butterfly was an unseasonal sighting.

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