Wednesday, 27 April 2011
What to do when you run out of birds
I've been birding at Beddington since 1985 (26 years) when i was 12. I have now seen 210 species out of the 253 ever recorded, have found a first for Surrey, numerous firsts for Beddington, one or two BB rarities so now basically I am running out of ticks and milestones.....until...I discovered PAN SPECIES LISTING . It is like being born again- Derek reckons (excluding fungi and bacteria) that there could be up to 10,000 species of all life forms at Beddington and I am only on 210 (plus a few other bits). That's as much biodiversity on my local patch as all the bird species in the world. Its gonna keep me busy as I can't identify hardly any of it at the moment. Here's a few species (pics above), I think the bottom one is a Tachinid Fly and lest we forget the top one is a Lesser Whitethroat.