Saturday, 25 April 2020

60 up

#BWKM0 ND&B garden challenge
DAY 37

Our Bridport correspondent (Gavin H) is on a roll, having had much success with his new noc-mig recording gear. After a Stone Curlew earlier in the week, he has followed this up with a Nightjar last night, which had the decency to call while he was out in the garden. My own 'naked' efforts have really hit a slump, with very little being heard beyond Tawny Owls and Foxes. But the show must go on, I know that the birds are up there...

We also welcome our 60th garden into the collective. Still 12 days to go...


OUR COMBINED TOTAL (BRITISH ISLES GARDENS) IS 177 SPECIES   Still to be recorded are: Pochard, Common Sandpiper, any skua, Arctic Tern, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Whinchat.

Our oversea's gardens (New Zealand and Albania) add an additional 22 SPECIES 

Today's additions are: Nightjar (Gavin H)

You can find the combined #BWKM0 list by clicking on the right-hand tab above.


Daniel W (NW London) - details to come

Our 'garden collective' stands at 60


Garden firsts
Steve T (Ewell, Surrey) - Curlew
Sam B (Enniskeane, Cork) - Canada Goose
Gavin H (Bridport, Dorset) - Nightjar

There have been 182 garden firsts across the competition.


Visual interlude - #16 Thundry Meadows, Surrey
A great place for plants and invertebrates, but, alas, also brilliant for ticks. This Surrey WT reserve is a series of water meadows along the banks of the River Wey, near Elstead. I spent a day getting too low down in the bracken and came home with 22 ticks on me. The removal of all of them was undertaken with haste and success.

How are we getting on?
Alphabetical order by first name. The first figure is the garden score as on March 20th. The second is since then (as up to date as I am aware).

Arjun D (Wallington, Surrey) 74/66; Bene A (Tirana, Albania) xx/30;
Benno W (Goodnestone, Kent) xx/42; Bernard B (Ruckinge, Kent) 107/63; 
Bob S (Worcester Park, Surrey) 86/35; Callum M (Hemel Hempstead, Herts) 64/61;
Cheech A (Langley Vale, Surrey) xx/38; Chris P (Claygate, Surrey) 43/41; 
Daniel W (NW London) xx/xx; Dave B (Chatham Islands, Pacific Ocean) 30/29;
Dave P (Shoreham, West Sussex) 55/43; David S (West Raynham, Norfolk) 87/62;
Debbie S (Portland, Dorset) 155/50; Dylan W (Thanet, Kent) 111/57; 
Ed S (Farncombe, Surrey) 79/77;  Gavin H (Bridport, Dorset) xx/49;  
Geoff B (Chessington, Surrey) 69/28; Gill H (Tenterden, Kent) 60/31; 
Gordon H (Redhill, Surrey) 80/46; Ian K (Leigh, Surrey) 62/37; 
Ian S (Sidcup, Kent) 113/48; Ian W (Merton Park, London) 86/48; 
Isaiah R (New Malden, London) 76/52; John P (Banstead, Surrey) xx/xx;
Jono L (Wanstead, London) 83/67; Josephine S (Leatherhead, Surrey) 40/40; 
Justin T (Charmouth, Dorset) 59/32; Mark D (Dorking, Surrey) 59/55;
Mark H (Littlestone, Kent) 135/61: Mark N (Stutton, Suffolk)  77/61;
Martin C (Lydd, Kent) 140/90; Mathew B (Wrotham, Kent) 33/51; 
Matt P (Pulborough, West Sussex) 126/108; Michael D (Craster, Northumberland) 106/62; 
Mike P (Malling, Kent) 70/64; Mike R (Battle, East Sussex) 97/53; 
Oscar D (Chiswick, London) 67/64; Paul D (London) 84/44;
Pete B (Shadoxhurst, Kent) 101/50; Phil B (Ramsgate, Kent) 54/30;
Rebecca G (Balham, London) xx/15; Reuben B (Tufnell Park, London) 45/44; 
Richard F (Pinner, London) 63/35; Richard P (Charmouth, Dorset) 101/75;  
Robin S (Cranleigh, Surrey) 101/53; Sam B (Enniskeane, Cork) 67/69; 
Seamus E (Thornton Cleveleys, Lancs) 67/40; Sean M (Pinner, London) 50/40;
Seth G (Uig, Skye) 64/50; Stephen R (Harrogate, Yorks) 66/43;
Steve C (Guildford, Surrey) 66/38; Steve G (Banstead, Surrey) 92/70; 
Steve T (Ewell, Surrey) 59/39; Steve W (Hawes, N Yorks) 91/63; 
Stewart S (Howick, Northumberland) 131/74; Stuart C (Walkern, Herts) xx/63;
Sye W (Aston Clinton, Bucks) xx/42; Tony B (Woodford, London) 69/52;
Wes A (Capel, Surrey) 96/87



Steven W said...

Blackcap to add please Steve, which is no. 64 for me, as well as a garden 1st. Thanks

Gibster said...

52 for me now, Steve with Blackcap and Swallow being the additions. Cheers buddy!

Steve Gale said...

Thanks chaps!