A quiet year with a total of just 173 species reported but still producing one new species; Red-footed Falcon. Other good birds for the year included Crane, Red-necked Phalarope, summer plumage Spotted Redshank, Pectoral Sandpiper, 31 Avocets, at least 5 Wood Sandpipers, Puffin, Spoonbill, Bittern, Green-winged Teal, Garganey, Eider, Bewick’s Swans, Pomarine Skuas, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Richard’s Pipits, Bearded Tit and Wryneck.
Every year there are a few surprise species that are not reported and this year they included Leach’s Petrel, White-fronted Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Sandwich Tern, Tawny Owl, Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Firecrest and Snow Bunting. Predictions for 2015 must include some more good birds dropping on to the Pilning Wetland reserve on Northwick Warth.
Click on the Calendar pictures below for detailed daily sightings and pictures for each month