Birds spotted in february
Every year my wife and I are counting the individual bird species we spot each month. Always in the beginning of the year, we reset the list and start over again. Once we have seen a species for the first time in the year, we add it to the present months list. Sometimes we are very lucky and spot a bird we have never seen before. In bird nerd language this is called a life bird or a lifer. In this article I will be listing the birds spotted in February.
List of species
Below you find a list of species of birds spotted in February. All of those birds have been spotted either around our house or just a couple of kilometers away. The list contains of 12 birds for the first month. What we started to do is also trying to distinguish between male and female bird and I have added a couple of images further down in the gallery.
- Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus)
- Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
- Grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus)
- European robin (Erithacus rubecula)
- Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
- Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
- Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
- Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
- Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea)
- European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
- Great egret (Ardea alba)
- Common crane (Grus grus)
Compared to January, we didn’t spot to many new species but had two lifers. It’s the common redpoll and the brambling.
Find below a couple of birds spotted in February and caught on camera. I usually use a 500mm f/4 lens that gives me enough space between the bird and me and makes sure I don’t distract my little friends.
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