In February the species seen in Beacon Park and on Minster Pool included siskin, nuthatch, long tailed tit, blue tit, great tit, tree creeper, pochard, redwing, mute swan, blackbird, wren, chaffinch, goldfinch, greenfinch, song thrush, coots, moorhens and dunnock to name a few.
If you are going to watch the birds, there are some basic rules to follow:
- Avoid disturbing birds and their habitats – the birds” interests should always come first
- Be an ambassador for birdwatching
- Know the law and the rules for visiting the countryside, and follow them
- Think about the interests of wildlife and local people before passing on news of a rare bird, especially during the breeding season.
Your sightings are important for local conservation and to build the county’s ornithological history. Send your sightings to the County Bird Recorder via the Birdtrack website.