Walking with Wildlife

The ramblings of a man with a camera.

2022 Birds - Month by Month

February, so far.

Common Pochard, Greater White-fronted Goose, Little Grebe and a Muscovy Duck were added to the list when I visited Westport Lake on the third.

Now half-way through the month and nothing to add. Jackdaws, Starlings and Blackbirds are the most frequent gerden visitors. I haven't seen anything checking out the nest boxes yet. Weather warnings of high winds and rain in place for the next few days.

The wind and rain has been relentless but none of the storms have blown anything unusual my way. I think the storms may have prevented some of our winter visitors from heading for home. I must try and get to one of the coastal reserves when it's safe to travel by train without fear of being stranded.

28/02/2022. Well; what a cold, dark, wet, depressing month that was. Glad to see the end of it.

The List so far. 59

Aylesbury Duck, Black Headed Gull, Black Tailed Godwit, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Call Duck, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Pochard, Coot, Domestic Goose, Dunnock, Feral Pigeon, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Goosander, Greater White-fronted Goose, Great Tit, Great White Egret, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Indian Runner Duck, Jackdaw, Jay, Lapwing, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Grebe, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mandarin Duck, Marsh Tit, Moorhen, Muscovy Duck, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii), Pink Footed Goose, Pintail, Redshank, Redwing, Robin, Rook, Shelduck, Shoveler, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Wood Pigeon, Wren.

Six more than the same time last year. My first visit to RSPB Marshside on17th January helped.

 

 

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