February 2014

Please note:  
Please report your sightings to Neil Randon at neil.randon@googlemail.com.

Mon, 24 February 2014- Fri 28 February 2014: no reported sightings 

Sun, 23 February 2014: 07.15hrs-11.05hrs: 1 male STONECHAT (Moors. First since 2012), c1 LITTLE EGRET (1 Moors, then probably the same bird Middle Pit/M.West, then presumably the same bird later, Moors), 1 EGYPTIAN GEESE (1 Spynes islands), c20 TEAL, c24 SHOVELER (c20 Moors Pools, c4 WC1), 1 f POCHARD (Moors Pools), 1 BUZZARD (over Mercers CP), c4 COMMON GULL, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (over Cormongers Lane overflow Pool), 1 LAPWING (Moors), c2 SKYLARK (incl 1 singing m over M.Farm and another singing m over Nutfield March),  c35 REDWING (incl c30 grassy area WC), c65 FIELDFARE (Incl c60 Chilmead Lane), 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER (drumming m Chilmead Lane), 1 REED BUNTING (Spynes bullrush pond). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 22 February 2014: 1 RED KITE, 1 LITTLE EGRET. Gordon Hay 

Mon, 17 February 2014-Fri, 21 February 2014: no reported sightings

Sun, 16 February 2014: 07.35hrs-11.20hrs: 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Moors pools, Cormongers Lane end), 3 EGYPTIAN GEESE (1 Moors, pair Spynes islands), c25 SHOVELER (c5 Middle Pit, c10 Moors pools, c10 WC1), c20 TEAL (incl 4 Cormongers Lane overflow pool), 1 m POCHARD (Spynes), c15 SNIPE (c7 Spynes, 4 M.West, c4 Moors),1 COMMON GULL, c3 COMMON BUZZARD (over Gatton Park), 1 m PHEASANT (cycle path Moors near Cormongers Lane), c3 SKYLARK (incl 1 singing m over Spynes), 2 MISTLE THRUSH (pair M.Farm Cottages), c3 REDWING, 1 FIELDFARE (Moors), c4 BULLFINCH (S of Spynes), 1 REED BUNTING (singing m Spynes Bullrush pond),  c5 YELLOWHAMMER (S of Spynes). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Fri, 14 February, 2014-Sat, 15 February 2014: no reported sightings

Thurs, 13 February 2014: 2 MUTE SWAN (Spynes Mere), 20 GADWALL, 5 TEAL, 7 SHOVELER, 64 TUFTED DUCK, 24 CORMORANT, 10 LITTLE GREBE, 4 GREAT CRESTED GREBE, 2 COMMON BUZZARD (over Spynes Mere), 14 LAPWING, GOLDCREST (M.CP), SKYLARK (M.Farm; singing), 2+ LONG-TAILED TIT (M.CP), 2 TREECREEPER (M.CP; 1 singing), 16 FIELDFARES (8 by WC1, 8 near Spynes Mere, 3 SONG THRUSH, c40 REDWING (M.CP), 3 PIED WAGTAIL (M.Farm), GOLDFINCH, 2 YELLOWHAMMER (M.Farm). David Campbell

Mon, 10 February 2014-Wed, 12 February 2014: no reported sightings  

Sun, 9 February 2014: 7.35hrs-11.05hrs: 1 SMEW (Redhead M.Lake), c15 TEAL, c23 SHOVELER (c5 Moors Pools, c18 WC1), 6 POCHARD (3 Spynes, 3 Moors Pools), c9 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (7 M.Lake, 2 Moors), c4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Moors), c3 COMMON GULL, c2 SNIPE (Spynes), c3 REDWING (Nutfield Marsh), 4 FIELDFARE, 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), 2 BUZZARD (NE of Spynes), 2 BULLFINCH (S of Spynes), c500 STARLING (in one flock, flying low over W end of M Park heading S, 7.35 am), c100 RING-NECKED PARAKEET (trees W end M.Lake 7.40 am), 1 KINGFISHER (male M.Lake), c5 MEADOW PIPIT (incl c4 M.Farm), 1 YELLOWHAMMER (male Nutfield Marsh). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 8 February 2014: no reported sightings  

Fri, 7 February 2014: 2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, 60 TUFTED DUCK, 1 SMEW (1 redhead on M.Lake), 50 LAPWING, 1 GREEN SANDPIPER, 20 MEADOW PIPIT, 80 FIELDFARE. Steve Gale

Mon, 3 February 2014-Thurs, 6 February 2014: no reported sightings

Sun, 2 February 2014: 7.40hrs-11.05hrs:  2 SMEW (1 drake, 1 redhead, M.Lake), 3 SHELDUCK (pair Spynes, 1 m M.West), 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (M West), c20 TEAL, c29 SHOVELER (c14 Middle Pit, c15 WC1), c12 POCHARD (c8 Spynes, 1 M.Lake, c3 Moors Pools), c55 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (incl c50 M.Lake), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (M.West), c4 COMMON GULL, c10 SNIPE (c8 Spynes, c2 Moors), c10 REDWING, 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), 2 BUZZARD (over N Downs, viewed from WC), 1 GOLDCREST (M.Car Park), 3 BULLFINCH (2 f M.Car Park, 1 m S of Spynes), c3 SKYLARK (incl c1 singing m in display flight over M.Farm), 3 PHEASANT (field S of Spynes). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 1 February 2014: no reported sightings