199.... nearly there.
As you can see above, the Ingrebourne Valley List is now not far off the 200 total and thoughts during lockdown turn towards what new species will move it up to the magic 200 mark in the near future.
With more of us now covering it, I would suspect that it will likely be this year, after lockdown, when more movement is allowed and we have this terrible disease under control.
In terms of what species will push it to 200,off the top of my head it could be Glossy Ibis, Caspian Gull or another goodie possibly on the Res, Red Rumped Swallow is not the rarity it once was, Yellow Browed, Sibe Chiffchaff or one of the even rarer Warblers, Golden Oriole, Purple Heron the list goes on.
Thinking back, it has been my local patch since about 1988 having looked at my records, so I have covered it for around 32 years along the way finding and seeing some good birds others have found.
On a personal note my list is 176 so a good few down on that total.
|Greater Scaup - 2017|
|Cattle Egret 2010 - surely now due another one|
|Firecrest 2010 - there were a few more recent ones|
|Black Necked Grebe - bred 20 years ago in 2001|
|Osprey over 2010|
|Ringtail Hen Harrier mobbed by Sparrowhawk 2010|
|Pinkfeet Geese 2010|
|White Fronted Goose - 2012 - hopefully still time for us to get one this winter|