31st December 2022

Lanlivery: Just a few new species to round the year off:

Grey Wagtail – one over on 21st September
Kingfisher – one calling from neighbour’s pond on 1st October
Stonechat – three in adjoining field from 2nd October and throughout the month. First for over 10 years as habitat is recovering after heavy grazing.

Brings the total to 66 species. Notable omissions this year are Whitethroat, which have disappeared from this area, and Peregrine.

Many thanks and Happy New Year! (Phil McVey)

Crowlas: Meadow Pipit, Siskin, Fieldfare, and Tawny owl takes my final total to 50. (Gary Healey)