A few harbingers of spring

26th February 2016 sunny spells SE2/3/4
At least one Water Pipit were again in the flooded horse paddocks along Carr Lane amongst 20 Rock Pipit.
The only record of note during a check of the sea (0800-0900) was a solitary Shag.
Grounded Migrants
An influx of 27 Woodpigeon and a group of 3 Stonecat were likely harbingers of spring.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 226 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 76 Barnacle Goose and 43 dark-bellied Brent Goose along with 55 Pintail, 7 Shoveler and 2 Scaup while 8 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a Purple Sandpiper were the pick of the waders.
A Merlin and 30 Twite were the best of the rest.