Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

GREAT WHITE EGRET in the Misbourne

The GREAT WHITE EGRET moved from the Chess River Valley to the Misbourne Valley and was still present, showing well in the stream SE of Kennel Farm until at least 18 December. It roosted in trees by the railway line by Deep Mill Lane Pond most evenings but moved to Tringford Reservoir as severe weather moved in.

Up to 7 LITTLE EGRETS still remain in the area, and single BARN OWLS have been seen close to Latimer Bridge and by Hundridge Manor (Chris Pontin)

The severe weather has seen a serious upsurge in garden visitors, with a LESSER REDPOLL on 20th, up to 61 House Sparrows daily, numerous Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch and Dunnock, up to 3 MARSH TITS (moving widely throughout the village), several Jays, frequent Red Kites and Common Buzzard (the latter even eating my outdated potato saad and creamy coleslaw), up to 12 Common Blackbirds, 35 Redwings, several Fieldfare and an adult male Pied Wagtail.