Recording Area Annual Totals

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

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

More locally breeding FIRECRESTS

Popped out for a short while whilst it was raining, noticing this blue effluent in the Chess just downriver of Neptune's Falls.......presumably relating to the spill at Waterside in Chesham

The milky-turquoise hue to the water below Neptunes Falls

The view downriver from Neptunes Bridge..

......and upriver

.....and the Falls and Neptune

Not much around other than 2 Jays, 1 Little Grebe, 3 adult Mute Swans and a family party of Mallards, whilst 8 nests of HOUSE MARTIN were active at the Village House, at least 3 birds almost ready to fledge...

At Chenies Bottom, this male Common Whitethroat was singing in the rain - literally

I then drove up to Chipperfield Common where Ian Bennell had discovered FIRECRESTS about a month ago. Walking along King's Lane, I quickly located at least 2 singing males (probably three) - with singles at 'Greenfield' and 'Kingswood' and much activity in the shrubbery opposite 'Waterhouse & Sons'....

The trees in which the Firecrests were inhabiting

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