Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Saturday, 18 July 2009


(Although cloudy for much of the day, the rain did not arrive until the evening; still warm with temperatures reaching 20 degrees C)


21 COMMON SWIFTS including fledged juveniles wheeling around
Green Woodpecker (adult and juvenile by Bell Lane School)
Common Blackbird (female feeding two fledged young in Bell Lane School grounds)
House Sparrow (5 birds in Bell Lane)
Gatekeepers (several newly emerged examples)

WEST WOOD AND ENVIRONS (from SU 993 984 to SU 998 984)
Extensive mature woodland made up of mainly deciduous trees

Wren (3 territories)
European Robin (3)
MARSH TITS (pair with two fledged young near gate at SU 998 984)
Great Tit (family party of 6 birds)

Vast numbers of Large White butterflies over crop fields, perhaps 150+, as well as numerous Meadow Browns and Ringlets; also 1 fresh Red Admiral


There was no sign today of the COMMON SANDPIPER present here on 16-17 July (Stuart & Lesley Wilson)

Little Grebe (1 adult)
Tufted Duck (15 adults including single females accompanying 6 and 9 young respectively)
Coot (25+ including adults with two very small recently fledged young)
Moorhen (2 juveniles in stream)
GREY WAGTAIL (adult and juvenile on waterfall)
Wren (2 singing males)

Common Kestrel (female in Stony Lane Paddocks, Little Chalfont)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (male carrying juvenile House Sparrow flew across Elizabeth Avenue to feed juveniles in nest in garden)

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