End of the month (perhaps a little premature, though unlikely to add anything else this evening). Only addition today was an (un)welcome Varied Carpet Beetle in the house. I'm not sure whereabouts they live here, as most of the house has wooden or tile flooring, but they pop up randomly throughout the year. As long as they don't get in my specimen storage box I'm not too bothered!
So as of this evening the 1Km square list stands at 159 species. Here's the breakdown:
A reminder that in 2013 the list at the end of Jan was 100 species. A quick cross-check shows 33 species recorded then that I've not yet seen this year - mainly due to complete lack of proper effort on molluscs and other inverts.
The birding lists as of this evening are as follows:
51 species seen so far in total, with a few glaring omissions like Rook, Skylark and Green Woodpecker. Of the 51, only 15 have been seen in all of the differing sub-sets of the 5MR. 24 species in the garden includes two not yet seen within the 1Km square excluding the garden (Sparrowhawk and Mistle Thrush) - hence the difference between 37 species in this chart and 39 in the overall square list. Highlight so far has to be the county-tick Ring-necked Parakeet ....
Talking of numbers, Martin Gore (chief songwriter for the mighty Mode) has a new solo EP out now called The Third Chimpanzee. No idea why it's called that, as all the tracks are named after types of monkeys. A bit stark, repetitive and minimalist, I like it!