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)

Life birds

Compared to January, we didn’t spot to many new species but had two lifers. It’s the common redpoll and the brambling.

Some impressions

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.

male redpoll

Redpoll (m)

female redpoll

Redpoll (f)

male siskin

Siskin (m)

female siskin

Siskin (f)

robin

European robin

starling

starling

brambling

Brambling

hawfinch

Hawfinch

female yellowhammer

Yellowhammer (f)

male yellowhammer

Yellowhammer (m)

chaffinch

Chaffinch (f)

chaffinch

Chaffinch (m)

female green finch

Green finch (f)

male greenfinch

Green finch (m)

green finch and sparrow

Green finch & sparrow

green finch and sparrow

Green finch & sparrow

cahffinch

Chaffinch (m)

sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk

sparrow hawk

Sparrowhawk

female black bird

Black bird (f)

blue tit

Blue tit

blue tit

Blue tit

sparrows

Tree Sparrows

sparrows

Tree Sparrows

Ravens

ravens

Cranes

cranes

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