Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Sunday, 26 December 2010



Another ssvere frost overnight with no change in the lying snow. A day of sunshine led to a very slight thaw in places.

WAXWINGS definitely favour the Pink Rowan trees as today the huge roving flock in Amersham spent most of the day in the heavily laden shrub halfway along Stanley Hill Avenue. There were at least 200 birds. Smaller parties continuously broke away, with the peak count in Amersham's Tesco supermarket car park today of 34 birds. A flock of 27 spent some time in my garden, mainly interested in drinking the fresh water I am continuously having to change each day.

There are still large numbers of thrushes all over town and a BULLFINCH and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER were a pleasant surprise in the Rowan on Stanley Hill Avenue.

After meeting briefly with Ian Williams's son in Hemel Hempstead, was very pleased to see a further 44 WAXWINGS in Berkhamstead - present for at least their fourth day - commuting up and down the High Street.

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