The strength of the wind made for a poor patch visit today, little could be heard, and only a few BLACK HEADED and HERRING GULLS were noted as flyovers. My early visit to the lakes proved worth while though, as the first CORMORANT (59) of the month was seen in one of the bankside trees, this species just about wraps it up as far as what can be expected to turn up this month, apart from maybe a Tawny Owl, just need some of those bonus species to drop in or fly over, like Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Brambling, Woodcock, or a Duck species to visit the lake :-)
Cormorant ( photo from my archives, not todays bird!)
MEADOW PIPITS and SKYLARKS continue to be seen in the Ashes Lane Fields and Migrant Alley respectively, plus a few SISKIN and LESSER REDPOLL were knocking around the Greenhouse Grounds. The large flock of FIELDFARE / REDWING / STARLING had moved from the Ashes Lane Fields to a field next to Bustard Hill, where they were joined by small gathering of GOLDFINCH, just a dozen or so.
As I said, a poor visit, February can be a tough month!