Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Monday, 30 April 2012


At Ley Hill today a COMMON CUCKOO was showing well sat in an Ash sapling for at least 10 mins and giving short bursts of song at the same time as a male Sparrow Hawk flew over. Nearby a Tawny Owl chick sat at the entrance of its nest, while all around Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs were in song.Earlier at Cowcroft Woods a pair of Nuthatches were busy at their nest.Moving on down the road at Bovingdon Brickworks there was at least one Lesser Whitethroat (maybe two), Common Whitethroat, two Willow Warblers, two Common Chiffchaffs and four Blackcaps (Don Stone)

At Chesham Fishing Lakes, Chris Pontin and I recorded a singing male WESTERN REED WARBLER - the first of the year; 28 Tufted Ducks present too (LGRE).

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