Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Friday, 11 December 2009

Marked increase in GADWALLS

(1400-1600 hours)

Temperatures have plumetted with the cold NE winds making it feel quite raw. It was another fine day though, with prevailing blue skies after the mist had lifted.

Little Grebes (12)
Grey Heron (2)
Mute Swan (both adults and three surviving first-winters)
Mallard (5)
GADWALL (marked increase, with at least 27 birds present)
Tufted Duck (10 including 4 drakes)
Northern Pochard (1 drake present)
Coot (decrease; just 72 present)
Black-headed Gull (313)
Common Gull (2 adults)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)

STOCK DOVE (high count of 42 birds on the stubble)
Common Buzzard (1)
Red Kite (2)
Common Kestrel (1 male)
Mistle Thrush (1)
Song Thrush (1)
Long-tailed Tits (8)

JACKDAW and ROOK mixed roost (I counted the Rooks and Jackdaws arriving to roost in Hundred Acres Wood from 1500 hours - 137 of the former and 378 of the latter)

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