Friday, 24 April 2020

Local competition

#BWKM0 ND&B garden challenge
DAY 36

A bit of a garden 'day off' for me, with a brief hour session between 07.00 - 08.00 hrs, then several 10-15 minutes looks throughout the day. Projects indoors are finally winning over my time. I will, of course, be sitting out there again tonight! I now have the added incentive of trying to compete with Steve B (in nearby Ewell, only a mile away), who has gone and purchased a fully-blown noc-mig set-up. Every call he records and identifies will be a reminder to me of what I am missing. He is already reaping the benefits, as you can see in today's 'garden firsts' below.


OUR COMBINED TOTAL (BRITISH ISLES GARDENS) IS 175 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 

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


Our 'garden collective' stands at 59


Garden firsts
Steve T (Ewell, Surrey) - Little Grebe, Moorhen
Sam B (Enniskeane, Cork) - Greenshank, Golden Plover, Little Grebe

There have been 179 garden firsts across the competition.


Visual interlude - #15 Wye Downs, Kent
This part of the North Downs does have a bit of the South Downs about them, but then this Kentish section, all the way to the coast at Dover, is pretty treeless. Wye is the home to a very rare orchid and a very rare moth. Thankfully I've seen them both.

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/37; 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; 
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) 111/56; Ed S (Farncombe, Surrey) - 79/77;  
Gavin H (Bridport, Dorset) xx/46;  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) 86/47; 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) 140/89;
Mathew B (Wrotham, Kent) - 33/51; Matt P (Pulborough, West Sussex) 126/107;   
Michael D (Craster, Northumberland) 106/62; Mike P (Malling, Kent) 70/62; 
Mike R (Battle, East Sussex) 97/51;  Oscar D (Chiswick, London) - 67/64;
Paul D (London) 84/44; Pete B (Shadoxhurst, Kent) 101/48;
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) - 67/68; Seamus E (Thornton Cleveleys, Lancs) - 67/40; 
Sean M (Pinner, London) - 50/39; Seth G (Uig, Skye) 64/50;  
Stephen R (Harrogate, Yorks) 66/43; Steve C (Guildford, Surrey) 66/37; 
Steve G (Banstead, Surrey) - 92/70; Steve T (Ewell, Surrey) 59/38;
Steve W (Hawes, N Yorks) - 91/61; Stewart S (Howick, Northumberland) 131/74;
Stuart C (Walkern, Herts) - xx/63;  Sye W (Aston Clinton, Bucks) - xx/40;
Tony B (Woodford, London) 69/52; Wes A (Capel, Surrey) - 96/87



Steven W said...

Hi Steve. Grey Wagtail & Linnet to add for me please to 63

Gavin Haig said...

Get plugged in Steve! It's got to be done
.. 😊

Daniel Whitelegg said...

Hi Steve,
Could you please add me to the BWKMO Challenge? I appreciate that I am late to the party, but still keen to participate. My house is in north east london and I have already been keeping a list of sightings during the lockdown. Plus I can provide an all time list.
Daniel Whitelegg

Steve Gale said...

Hi Daniel, please let me know your all time list total (up until March 20th) plus your total since then and I will add you on. Welcome aboard!

Gav - the heart says yes, the brain is still undecided...

Steven, thank you, I will update today.