17th Feb

An Iceland Gull, a first-winter Caspian Gull and two adult Mediterranean Gull were feeding at the Patch and 471 Brent Geese, four Pintails and 177 Red-throated Divers flew east. The Grey Wagtail was feeding in the power station.

The Ring-necked Duck was still on Cooke's Pool and two Slavonian Grebes were seen on New Diggings.Great White Egrets can still be seen around the RSPB Reserve.

A Small Tortoiseshell in the Observatory garden was the first butterfly of the year.