Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing the results of the Bird Race at the end of January - if you have not yet entered there is still time!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Winter Atlas and Bird Race: latest position

Despite the ongoing freeze up Lincs birders continue to add new winter atlas records and thank you to all concerned for your contributions. TF47 the Alford square has shown the best improvement but we still need to add at least 8 species to get up to the number recorded in the last winter atlas. Nine other Lincs squares, listed below, are still below species richness recorded in the last atlas:

North Lincs: TA11 Killingholme Pits, TA10 Caistor/Limber, TF39 Covenham Reservoir

East Lincs: TF55 Gibraltar Point, TF36 Snipe Dales

West Lincs: TF08 Toft Newton reservoir, TF05 Dunsby/Scopwick

South Lincs: TF42 Gedney Dove End/Sutton Bridge, TF31 Holbeach

The last mentioned square TF31 Holbeach has the poorest species richness, at 65 of any square in Lincs. At present the average richness is 97 species per square and the best is Donna Nook/Saltfleetby at 162.

All these squares are still availabe for the Lincs winter bird race which will be taking place in just over 2 weeks time, so if you haven't signed up yet please get in touch with me or Chris Gunn asap. We welcome all records so even if you don't want to take part in the race please check out these and your local squares to see if you can add any missing species. Follow this link if you'd like to see whats been recorded, what missing and contribute records

And a happy new years birding to all

Phil Espin