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On the 19th February:


In Kenya in Kakamega Forest. 8 new birds seen today.











Photo: Grey-backed Fiscal. 


Still in Norfolk, at Snettisham, in the morning, I was sat in a hide recording the arrival of 1000's of Knot coming into the pools at high tide. Later I went to Norton Marsh where there were lots of geese, especially Pink-footed and Brent, Wigeon, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Red-legged Partridge and 6 Twite


In Fiji on Taveuni, 3 new birds and 1 new mammal seen today.


A visit to Cheddar Reservoir where there were lots of ducks, Coot and grebes, including a Black-necked Grebe.


A return to the Wash to record waders for the RSPB, mainly the 50,000 Knot coming in and leaving their high tide roost, mass flock take-offs from the pool and then various sized flocks flying overhead back out onto the mud.

Knot mass take off - Nigel Tucker
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Knot flocks flying overhead - Nigel Tucker
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At home in Portishead where the adult winter male and female/1st winter female Bramblings, that I had seen yesterday, returned to the garden with a 1st winter male.

Also seen was the female Blackcap which had been visiting for a couple of days.










Video: Bramblings feeding in Plum Tree.


Also see here.


On a drive around the Hawling area on the Cotswolds I saw 3 Red Kites, at least 2 Buzzards, a loose flock of 100+ Common Gulls, Skylarks with several singing, 10 Red-legged Partridges, at least 8 Corn Buntings and a few Chaffinches.

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