Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Wednesday, 30 May 2012


After being away for the best part of three weeks, had an opportunity to do a small bit of local birding today.

Thanks to Don Stone, enjoyed excellent views of a pair of SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS in Little Missenden Churchyard and then with JT this afternoon, had LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, breeding pair of MARSH TITS and baby TAWNY OWL at Commonwood, near Sarratt

A LITTLE OWL was in Chenies village whilst at Shardeloes Lake, breeding GREY WAGTAIL, 2 Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Nuthatch and 3 Swallows was noted; Canada Geese had 37 young.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

SWIFTS are back

The first 5 COMMON SWIFTS arrived back at my house on Sunday, some period of time after Chris Pontin and Don Stone first saw theirs in the area

My garden has also seen its first fledged Robins and Starlings on Monday

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Recent Highlights

A COMMON CUCKOO was calling well in horse paddocks adjacent to Ley Hill Golf Course this evening (LGRE), with COMMON WHITETHROATS at many locations, a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER back at Lee Common (Don Stone) and COMMON SANDPIPERS on the Chess at Latimer Bridge and on Shardeloes Lake (LGRE).

At Hunt's Green, two tilled fields produced a female WHINCHAT and 2 NORTHERN WHEATEARS over the weekend (Don Stone), this latter site now yielding 8 WHEATEARS in total this spring.

The first COMMON SWIFTS put in an appearance with 14 over Chesham Waterside (Chris Pontin)