Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

LITTLE EGRET survives the cold


Temperatures hovered once more around 2 degrees C causing the snow to thaw in some parts. It remained grey all day and a SE wind started to pick up.

Birding in and around Amersham was hard-going, with the Chess River Valley harbouring just 1 surviving LITTLE EGRET (just east of Latimer Bridge) and 14 Atlantic Canada Geese. Small birds were virtually non-existent and all of the water bodies are still frozen solid.

All of the birds seem to be concentrated in the conurbations and a walk around Little Chalfont village revealed the presence of 25 Woodpigeons (a further 82 were together in Chenies village, pushing the snow aside in the fields with their feet), 17 Eurasian Collared Doves, 7 Wrens, 17 European Robins, 32 Common Starlings, 24 Common Blackbirds, 8 Dunnocks, 5 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits and a scattering of isolated Redwings and Fieldfares.

In Chesham, the single EDIBLE DORMOUSE is still awake and lively.

All images by kind courtesy of Ashley Stow

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