15th February. What no Coots

Whilst walking around RVCP the it struck me that there's no Coots. Not strictly true there are some but certainly no more than a hundred throughout the Park. An average Jan/Feb count should produce in excess of 600 birds. I can only assume that the usual wintering birds have decided to postpone their migration this year possibly due to mild winter conditions elsewhere.

The pair of Stonechats were still at Pit-house West in the gorse field west of the Chinese Bridge.

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