A icy clear day with continuing cold weather movement with Lapwing the most visible refugee as 1856 flew west before midday. This is only the fourth large scale cold weather Lapwing movement over the Warren since 1980 - Dec 1981 (max 4,000), Jan 2010 (max 3,317), Dec 2010 (max 996) & Mar 2018 (max 9,180); it is also the eighth 4-figure day-count since 1967. With them were 81 Golden Plover - the seventh highest site count.
Lapwing - Alan Keatley
Once again the large numbers of thrush moving just to the east did not make the Warren with just 33 Redwing and 15 Fieldfare overhead. Elsewhere the Velvet Scoter and two Great Northern Diver were offshore, the Slavonian Grebe and an Eider were of Cockwood, seven Shoveler were at the Main Pond and two Coal Tit remain on site.
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