Herring, Lesser Black Backed and Common Gulls that had changed into their summer plumage looked stunning as usual, whilst Grey Wagtails summer plumage was vibrant. Goosander were seen to mate at Grove Lake and it wont be long before they depart for their breeding grounds.
On the 7th February, I saw my first Firecrest of the winter. As usual it was foraging in a large expanse of Holly bushes and was very mobile, just giving a brief glimpse of itself being moving on. On the same day at the western end of the New Workings at Moor Green, were a total of 237 Lapwing, a very good count considering their numbers have been down during the winter.
Next month should see some summer migrants arriving in the UK and hopefully at Moor Green, which will be good to see.