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  • Beaumont’s Birds: Annual Report 2014

    , by THORNS David

    123 species were identified this year (just beating last year’s total, by one). Most of the ’uncommon’ species appeared at least once, although notable absentees included Common Cuckoo, Common Sandpiper, Eurasian Snipe, Marsh Warbler and Cirl Bunting.
    The highlight of 2014 was the observation of (...)

  • Beaumont’s Birds: Annual Report 2013

    , by THORNS David

    122 species were identified this year. During spring and autumn a total of 294 hours of ‘’skywatching’’ was made, a slight reduction (-3%) on last year. There was a marked increase in migrating raptors seen in spring compared to 2012, although the overall yearly total was almost identical (213 (...)

  • Beaumont’s Birds: Annual Report 2012

    , by THORNS David

    120 species were identified this year. The site was visited by one or more birdwatchers on almost every day of the year, although it was subject to rather less coverage than usual in spring and in early October.
    During spring and autumn a total of 303 hours of ‘’skywatching’’ was made (a (...)

  • Beaumont’s Birds: Annual Report 2011

    , by THORNS David

    124 species were recorded this year – a highly respectable total. As has been the case over the last few years, the site was visited by birders almost every day.
    Although another year passed without a Green Sandpiper, 2011 was nevertheless a good one for waders. Flyover Turtle Doves were (...)

  • Beaumont’s Birds: Annual Report 2010

    , by THORNS David

    126 species were recorded this year – a very good total and an improvement on 2009. The site was visited on almost every day and in comparison to last year there were more early morning visits paid during the autumn.
    Several half-expected species did not make the list such as Turtle Dove (...)

  • Beaumont’s Birds: Annual Report 2009

    , by THORNS David

    113 species were recorded this year which was notably fewer than in 2008, the drop no doubt largely explained by fewer observer hours spent at the site
    Several half-expected species did not make the list, most notably Turtle Dove (Tourterelle des bois), Marsh Warbler (Rousserolle verderolle) (...)

  • Beaumonts’ Birds — Annual Report 2008

    , by THORNS David

    It was another good year for Beaumonts with 126 species identified inside the park– the second highest yearlist total ever recorded. (The record was 127 species recorded in 2007)
    Observer coverage in 2008 was particularly high, and the park was visited by one or more observers on almost every (...)

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