Thursday, April 27, 2017

Caringorm Mountain action

Two Mountain Hares Flirtatious Ptarmigan pair

Saturday, April 01, 2017

End of March 2017

Last week in March, 2008, I was on 125 (inc 17 'elites'). Year total: 189 (my record total)
Last week in March, 2009, I was on 131 (inc 22 'elites'). Year total: 187
Last week in March, 2010, I was on 126 (inc 15 'elites'). Year total: 177
Last week in March, 2011, I was on 130 (inc 18 'elites'). Year total: 182
Last week in March, 2012, I was on 134 (inc 21*(22) 'elites'). Year total: 183
Last week in March, 2013, I was on 128 (inc 20*(21) 'elites'). Year total: 187
Last week in March, 2014, I was on 124 (inc 17*(18) 'elites'). Year total: 187
Last week in March, 2015, I was on 114 (inc 11*(12) 'elites'). Year total: 172
Last week in March, 2016, I was on 127 (inc 13*(14) 'elites'). Year total: 188
Last week in March, 2017, I was on 134 (inc 23*(24) 'elites'). Year total: 186
 * () Modern counting with Smew as an 'elite'

Here is the traditional state of my personal PBC (Peterborough Bird Club area) year list summary, as of the end March (2017).
This year saw my best ever start to a PBC year list, with a record number of elites seen before the start of April and a record equalling total. I saw plenty of birds I didn't record at all last year, including Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Mealy Redpoll, Great Grey Shrike, Glaucous Gull and Kittiwake.