28th February 2017

Common Buzzard, Reighton (Mark Pearson)

A quiet end to the month, the dubious highlight being a less-than-annual (but less-than-native) record in the form of two Red-legged Partridges by Reighton Wood (MJP); a Common Buzzard was also there and a Crossbill was went north a little further up the coast at Hunmanby Gap. At The Dams, two Water Rails and Chiffchaffs are on the fringes, while on the water there are up to 21 Tufted Ducks, two Shelduck, a Pochard and two drake Gadwall (one of the latter paired up with a female Shoveler). East Lea continues to host up to 200 Wigeon, a few Snipe and Redshank, while small numbers of Redwings and Skylarks are trickling through several sites.