Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Finally scored a HOBBY

At last I found a local HOBBY today after Dave Cleal had seen one and Don Stone had seen two. This bird was chasing hirundines over the McMinn's yard in Chesham - at least 55 Swallows amongst them; also 1 Common Chiffchaff

At SHARDELOES LAKE yesterday, not much change.....

All of the 4 juvenile Great Crested Grebes still surviving and 2 'new' begging juvenile Little Grebes to join the two that fledged a month or so ago; in fact 10 Little Grebes were logged, the highest number in a while

No less than 97 Coot included still quite a few 'begging juveniles' whilst just 1 Gadwall was encountered and 3 COMMON TEAL (2 of which have been present since 4th September); 4 Mute Swans completed the wildfowl inventory

Feeding in the sheltered sunlit wooded area immediately behind the cricket field were a single migrant WILLOW WARBLER, 2 Goldcrests and a Common Chiffchaff

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