Sunday, 1 January 2012

New record for 2011.

Red Admiral on Japonica, 27/12/2011

Tortoiseshell, 31/12/2011

2011 ended with very mild weather and little change in the species frequenting the reservoir. Duck numbers remained high with plenty of Wigeon, Teal and Gadwall. On the 28th a Peregrine was seen and on New years eve a pair of Goosander were fly overs. The exceptionally mild weather produced a Red Admiral on the 27th and a Tortoiseshell on the 31st. My final species total for the year is 124, which is my new highest annual total. My aim is to reach 130 in 2012. Happy New Year and a bird filled 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the blog I do enjoy reading it.
    The butterflys dates are realy intersting.
    I live reasonbly near you and I had a Red
    Admiral up to the second week in December coming to Buddleja Globosa flowers.