A total of 6 adult drake RUDDY DUCKS are now to be seen in my Recording Area. With any luck, we have some hidden females.
CHESS RIVER VALLEY (incorporating Great Water - SU 995 987 - and Mill Farm - TQ 013 987)
Little Grebes (single juvenile being fed by parents on Great Water; 4 birds further east on river)
Mute Swans (13)
Tufted Duck (single females with 7, 9 and 6 young respectively)
Common Kestrel (very confiding juvenile on fenceposts by Latimer Hall)
Barn Swallows (5)
House Martins (5 around Mill Farm chalets)
Mistle Thrushes (8 by Mill Farm)
AMERSHAM ROAD (TQ 015 977)
In a ploughed field south of the A404 0.75 miles east of Little Chalfont, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (5 adults, 1 3rd-summer and 3 juveniles) and 43 Jackdaws were feeding.