Recording Area Annual Totals

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



Saturday, 21 August 2010

Just outside the Recording Area - South Beaconsfield

SATURDAY 21 AUGUST

Cloud cover dominated today but a brisk southerly wind kept temperatures warm and muggy

SPRINGFIELD FARM QUARRY (SOUTH BUCKS)
(private site: permit access only)

I spent three hours on site this afternoon searching in vain for the 4 WHINCHATS that had been present in the morning - no sign whatsoever.

The great news is that the two young BARN OWLS have fledged and left the nest hole

Two COMMON RAVENS were seen several times, along with 500+ Jackdaws and an exceptional feeding flock of at least 600 Common Starlings. Also, 14 Eurasian Skylarks were noteworthy.

Few gulls on site this afternoon other than 70 argenteus Herring Gulls, whilst 44 Stock Dove, 29 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 78 Lapwing, Yellowhammer, 12 Goldfinch and 6 Linnets made up the rest of the Systematic List