SATURDAY 29 DECEMBER
Several deep Atlantic depressions arriving in quick succession bringing strong winds and more heavy rain to the UK and our region. Statistically, 2012 has been the wettest year in Britain since records began just over 100 years ago.
The GREAT WHITE EGRET was showing well this afternoon in MILL FARM WATER MEADOWS at CHENIES BOTTOM, wandering around in the long grass with a Little Egret in search of prey; also Great Spotted Woodpecker by Chenies Place.
A flock of 45 Fieldfares flew east over Church Grove in LITTLE CHALFONT whilst at CHESHAM FISHING LAKES, Chris Pontin and I had a GREAT CRESTED GREBE (exceptionally early returning individual) and 37 Tufted Ducks