Recording Area Annual Totals

97 Species in 2013, 99 in 2012, 94 in 2011, 108 species were recorded in 2010;

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

HOUSE SPARROW population holding up

Images by kind courtesy of Steve and Sue Gantlett/
As I write, a total of 43 HOUSE SPARROWS are taking advantage of the five well-stocked bird tables in my garden, including at least 17 juveniles. Although well down on the flock sizes of previous summers, this is still a healthy population. My resident pair successfully fledged two broods this year as usual and the village population in general is holding up very well.

After a brief absence, CHAFFINCHES have returned, with 5 juveniles joining the adults at the tables.

Wren has been hit hard, presumably following last winter's two weeks of snow and ice, with very few sightings and Song Thrush still remains a great rarity.

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