Monday, 26 January 2015


It's been a while since the last post on my blog so here's an update.
2014 went out with the year list finishing on 110 with a last ditch Common Snipe(110) on 29th December. So the year finished with no new species added but the highlights were Garganey in May and three Black Redstarts in November.
The new year started with a walk that didn't produce an over abundance of species but I was pleased to get Marsh Tit(40) on day one even though a few commoner species were absent. On Highlights on the 2nd were Tawny Owl and Grey Wagtail. On the 10th (50) was reached with Meadow Pipit and Rook made it (51).
On 11th Kingfisher (52),Little Owl (53)and Nuthatch (54) were added and the 12th gave Water Rail
(55) and Treecreeper (56).

A Brambling (57) was a great find in amongst a flock of 70 Chaffinches on the 16th and finally on the 23rd both Egyptian Goose (58) and a Shoveler drake (59).