Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Thursday, 10 September 2009

LAPWING flock surprise


A fresh NE wind blowing, bringing temperatures down a tad to 17.5 degrees C. Some cloud cover but generally bright and clear.

Sadly, my day started off on a sour note with two overnight Badger casualties - one of my local resident adults on the Latimer Road at SU 993 987 and another on Northfield Road near Bulbourne, by Park Hall Farm at SP 946 134.(records for Mic Wells)


Great Crested Grebe (all 5 birds showing well)
Little Grebe (8+ including an adult still feeding a small youngster)
Continental Cormorant (1 near-adult roosting on the island)
Mute Swans (family party of 6 birds)
Canada Geese (33)
GADWALL (4 present, including 3 adult drakes now rapidly attaining full plumage)
*LAPWING (a flock of 44 commuting between crop fields either side of the A413 - the largest flock recorded this year)
Red Kites (3)
Common Chiffchaffs (3)
Common Treecreeper (2)
*SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS (3 birds showing well in Willow scrub at the west end of the lake)

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