1 Calendar Year 2019

January (Week 1 – 5)

A good start to the year with mild weather for the first half of the Month, with cold and mild weather continuing from mid month onward, weeks 4 and 5 however winter returned with minus temps frost and snow, bringing with it the return of the Fieldfare and Redwing flocks

The months highlights were c60 Pink footed Geese going in a West/South West direction on the 21st at 12:15pm, Goldcrest (2), Treecreeper (1) but week 5 brought a bird I hadn’t seen on the patch for 12 years, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, a single bird and all to briefly despite extensive searching, a sighting that is going to be hard to beat over the coming year

26 bird species were seen giving a welcome start to the New Year :-

Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Long tailed Tit, Magpie, Nuthatch, Pink footed Geese, Redwing, Siskin, Treecreeper, Woodpigeon, Wren (26)

Frosty days

February (Week 6- 9)

The mild weather returned for the beginning of the month but it brought with it plenty of rain and wind. Mild weather continued into the middle of the month with temperatures into double figures, unseasonal, but it did bring a settled dry spell.

25 bird species seen for the Month (33 Year) :-

Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Grey Wagtail, Jackdaw, Jay, Long tailed Tit, Magpie, Nuthatch, Robin, Rook, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper, Woodpigeon