Recording Area Annual Totals

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



Friday, 20 November 2009

Impressive gathering of STOCK DOVE


FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Unlike Cumbria where unprecedented rainfall wreaked havoc and heavy flooding overnight, the warm, wet front moved north and east by mid morning leaving a clear, mild and very pleasant afternoon. The strong SW wind overnight slackened right off during the day allowing me at last to connect with the Rainham Serins. The afternoon was spent in the Chess Valley where once again I could not locate the Osprey - maybe it has now finally gone. The undoubted highlight was an exceptional gathering of Stock Dove.

CHESS RIVER VALLEY

LITTLE EGRETS (8 in the valley today including 4 together just east of Bois Mill, 3 in the Chenies Church Covert area and 1 at the Cress Farm)

Moorhen (5 in the small pond adjacent to the Cricketers Pub in Sarratt village - new wintering site)

*STOCK DOVE (a flock of 205 birds feeding together in Latimer Park at SU 992 994 - similar numbers have now been in residence for over a month now and may well stay to overwinter)

MEADOW PIPIT (15 in paddock fields north of Valley Farm)

Long-tailed Tits (17 by Latimer Road)
Coal Tit (2 by Latimer Road)