Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

RUDDY DUCKS emerge at dusk


A glorious day, with clear blue skies and wall-to-wall sunshine, the temperature reaching 24 degrees C mid-afternoon. Wind was very light WNW.


Another busy day in the garden, with numerous juvenile Great, Blue and Coal Tits early on, and several juvenile Robins. Collared Doves peaked at 17 mid-afternoon, with the House Sparrow flock still holding up well at 34.

SHARDELOES LAKE (2000-2030 hours)

Great Crested Grebes (family group doing well)
Little Grebes (8+ including all of the juveniles)
Mute Swans (family group of 6 doing fine)
Canada Geese (24 including juveniles)
Tufted Duck (female with 5 small young; eclipse drake)
RUDDY DUCK (2 adult drakes again present this evening)

Green Woodpecker (2)
Barn Swallow (1 hawking for insects over the Pavillion Field)
Common Chiffchaffs (3 in Willows)
Long-tailed Tits (8)

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