Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Friday, 6 November 2009

No sign of the Osprey by early afternoon



Checked the Chess River Valley in its entirety between Chesham Sewage Farm and Chorleywood and up until 1215 hours, there was no sign whatsoever of our late-staying perhaps even over-wintering Osprey. Wind was in the NW with dry and fairly clear conditions. At least seven observers searching.

The following species were encountered -:

Little Grebe (1 first-winter on Great Water)
Grey Heron (7)
LITTLE EGRET (the wintering four: three in the Mill Farm area and another east of Bois Mill)
Mute Swans (14 on Great Water)
Tufted Duck (13 on Great Water)
Common Buzzard (2)
Red Kite (4)
Common Kestrel (2 males)
Woodpigeon (226 over in one large flock but probably local birds moving feeding areas; no obvious passage particularly)
Stock Dove (6 in Chorleywood)
Green Woodpecker (2 at Latimer Place)
Eurasian Skylark (1 south over Sarratt Bottom)
Pied Wagtail (2 in Stony Lane paddocks including an adult male)
COMMON STONECHAT (the wintering pair showing well in Mill Farm Water Meadows)
Long-tailed Tit (8 at Latimer Place)
Coal Tit (1 in Stony Lane)

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