TUESDAY 18 JANUARY
Another night of very heavy rain and consequently many roads were almost impassable first thing this morning. It was particularly bad in Chenies, as well as along Nightingales Lane in Little Chalfont.
Once the rain had moved through, a brisk NW wind cleared the air and it was cool and clear. Towards nightfall, a frost was likely.
CHESS VALLEY (BUCKS)
All 3 LITTLE EGRETS are still present in the valley today, which was exceptionally flooded this morning with the river swollen. One was in ditches by the sewage works whilst the other two were in the Church Covert area.
The first SINENSIS CORMORANT of the year flew over Bois Mill Pond early morning, with a drake Tufted Duck and the pair of Mute Swans on there..
CHESHAM FISHING LAKES (BUCKS)
Chris Pontin discovered a returning GREAT CRESTED GREBE yesterday afternoon and the bird was still present on the larger of the two lakes today - the first of the year.
There were also 23 Tufted Ducks, 8 Northern Pochards and a Mute Swan present, with a male Song Thrush in full song