Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Slow motion

#BWKM0 ND&B garden challenge
DAY 20

It has been hard going for me today. That’s three or four days (and nights) on the spin where it’s been a bit of a struggle to get results - BUT - it’s normally when you are about to give up and go inside to make a cup of tea or watch some TV that something happens. And this is why, like a sentry at the gates of Buckingham Palace I will not leave my post. Silly really, it isn’t as though there is anybody here to grip me off...

OUR COMBINED TOTAL IS 147 SPECIES   We still seem to be missing Pochard, Tufted Duck, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher.

Today's additions are : Dotterel (Ian S), Grey Partridge (Michael D), Reed Warbler (Matt P)



Chris P (Claygate, Surrey)
Has currently recorded 35 species

Our 'garden collective' stands at 56.


Garden firsts

Ian S (Sidcup, Kent) - Dotterel
Ed S (Farncombe, Surrey) - Treecreeper
Jono L (Wanstead, London) - Raven
Mike P (Malling, Kent) - Mute Swan
Arjun D (Wallington, London) - Little Grebe
Michael D (Craster, Northumberland) - Grey Partridge
Seamus E (Thornton Cleveleys, Lancs) - Merlin

There have now been 107 garden firsts across the competition.


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) - 74/58; Benno W (Goodnestone, Kent) xx/37;
Bernard B (Ruckinge, Kent) 107/52; Bob S (Worcester Park, Surrey) 86/30; 
Callum M (Hemel Hempstead, Herts) 64/xx; Cheech A (Langley Vale, Surrey) xx/35; 
Chris P (Claygate, Surrey) xx/35; Dave B (Chatham Islands, Pacific Ocean) 30/18;
Dave P (Shoreham, West Sussex) - 55/39; David S (West Raynham, Norfolk) - 87/54; 
Debbie S (Portland, Dorset) 155/34; Dylan W (Thanet, Kent) 111/45;
Ed S (Farncombe, Surrey) - 79/75;  Gavin H (Bridport, Dorset) xx/35; 
Geoff B (Chessington, Surrey) 69/27; Gill H (Tenterden, Kent) 60/25; 
Gordon H (Redhill, Surrey) 80/41; Ian K (Leigh, Surrey) 62/33; Ian S (Sidcup, Kent) - 113/46; 
Ian W (Merton Park, London) 86/37; Isaiah R (New Malden, London) 76/47; 
John P (Banstead, Surrey) xx/xx; Jono L (Wanstead, London) 83/55; 
Josephine S (Leatherhead, Surrey) 40/32; Justin T (Charmouth, Dorset) 59/29;
Mark D (Dorking, Surrey) 59/50; Mark H (Littlestone, Kent) 135/67:
Mark N (Stutton, Suffolk) - 77/60; Martin C (Lydd, Kent) 140/70;
Mathew B (Wrotham, Kent) - 33/42; Matt P (Pulborough, West Sussex) 126/84;   
Michael D (Craster, Northumberland) 106/53; Mike P (Malling, Kent) 70/54; 
Mike R (Battle, East Sussex) 97/50;  Oscar D (Chiswick, London) - 67/51;
Paul D (London) 84/35; Pete B (Shadoxhurst, Kent) 101/43;
Phil B (Ramsgate, Kent) 54/27; Rebecca G (Balham, London) xx/8;
Reuben B (Tufnell Park, London) - 45/42; Richard F (Pinner, London) 63/35;
Richard P (Charmouth, Dorset) - 101/60Robin S (Cranleigh, Surrey) - 101/50; 
Sam B (Enniskeane, Cork) - 67/56; Seamus E (Thornton Cleveleys, Lancs) - 67/30; 
Sean M (Pinner, London) - 50/36; Seth G (Uig, Skye) 64/44; 
Stephen R (Harrogate, Yorks) 66/35; Steve C (Guildford, Surrey) 66/36; 
Steve G (Banstead, Surrey) - 92/61; Steve T (Ewell, Surrey) 59/33;
Stewart S (Howick, Northumberland) 113/50; Sy W (Aston Clinton, Bucks) - xx/22;
Tony B (Woodford, London) 69/45; Wes A (Capel, Surrey) - 96/76


Fleetwood Bird Observatory said...

Hello Steve,

Two more for me for the lockdown period; Siskin and Lesser Redpoll. So, that's 32 species up to and including 8th April.



Seumus E Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire

BirdingCheech said...

Today I was super excited, whilst having lunch. I spotted a white throat fly into the bust outside our window. First time I have seen a lesser white throat in my garden and Langley Vale. So my count is now 36.

Michael Drage said...

A few late purple sandpiper another 'garden first' (here every winter but never put on my garden list for some reason) total now 54

Gibster said...

Up to 47 here in Uig, Steve with Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tit and....drumroll....Mallard!!! :)

Chris P said...

Meadow Pipit and Mistle Thrush make 37 for me.

Steve Gale said...

Thank you all - as always much appreciated!