The month's highlight was the Glossy Ibis, present throughout, on the river marsh at Holt Fleet. In the same location was a Green Sandpiper, also throughout the month. A Willow Tit was also there.
The Pink-footed Goose remaned at the new workings with very high numbers of Canada Geese. A brief sighting of 2 Whooper Swan at the new workings was the first sighting since 2003. On the 7th, 8 Goosander flew over. In the later part of the month the weather turned very cold and the pools became ice bound, so a lot of birds moved to the nearby river Severn. 170+ Wigeon at the Wagon Wheel Lane Pool on the 3rd was a record count. Other sightings of interest were Greylag Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Stonechat and Redpoll.
The number of species recorded this year, 140, was slightly down. Thanks to all the people who made that total possible, not forgetting the land owners, David Harper, Tarmac and The Church Commission.