Thursday, January 01, 2015
And the winner is ?
At the start of the year three of us took up Gordon Denison’s challenge to see how many species we could see in 2014. The record held by Darrel Prest stood at 147, a high number to beat. This years winner unsurprisingly was Dave Franz with a score of 149, yours truly ended the year on 142 and Dave Sutcliffe on 139. 2014 also saw the highest number of species recorded, so far 163 beating 1996s total by one. The year will mainly be remembered by the number of rare and scarce species which turned up, namely Eider, Hoopoe, Montagus Harrier, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Wryneck, Woodlark, Richard’s Pipit, 2 Great Northern Divers, Rough-legged Buzzard, Iceland Gull etc. If 2015 is half as good it will be considered a good year.
Posted by heavy birder at 5:06 pm