Sunday, 3 February 2013

2nd to 3rd February

It was a much better couple of days bird-wise. On the 2nd, two Grey Plovers and a Skylark were seen on the maritime heath in the morning, before a brief seawtching session yielded two Wigeons, five Common Scoters and four Red-throated Divers. Inland, the Firecrest was present at Nant, along with six Goldcrests. The 3rd began well when a Long-eared Owl was flushed from the gorse above Nant, which is the first record of the year. The Firecrest was still present at Nant along with eight Goldcrests, whilst a Water Rail was heard in the withies.

 The spring weather prompted many crests to begin singing, including the male Firecrest
 The Long-eared Owl was found thanks to the continual alarm calling of a group of Goldcrests high up in the gorse above Nant
 A poor record shot of the Long-eared Owl
 Grey Plovers

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