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Friday, 3 March 2017

Local update February

Another fairly quiet month although there are certainly signs of Spring on its way, lots of birds singing and pairing up and plenty of activity at the Heronry over the river on Acomb Ings. Still at least three Cormorants in their favourite roost tree all month and a couple of good Raptor sightings included a female Peregrine over Clifton Park on the 10th scattering the Pigeons and Corvids when it dive bombed them and a Buzzard on the 24th, once again very few winter Thrush sightings and they only included a handful of Redwings but there was still a good number of Finches and Buntings at the Cornfield NR, the three Corn Buntings remaining till mid-month and the flock of Linnets returning at the months end. The two Roe Deer have again featured regularly in and around the Cornfield NR throughout.
Maggie inspecting the river late afternoon, a couple of Cormorants can just be made out on their
favourite roost tree over the river
an atmospheric Rawcliffe Ings

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