Birds of Essex (Helm County Avifauna) by Simon Wood

By Simon Wood

The County Avifaunas are a turning out to be sequence giving complete information of the prestige and diversity of each species recorded within the county in query. every one identify covers all species at the county list, with an in depth breakdown of rarity files, and every has introductory sections describing the county's common ecology, weather, climate styles, its ornithological background and conservation record.
Essex is of nationwide and overseas significance to many migrating and wintering wildfowl and waders, that are chanced on at the estuaries. additional inland, the Lea Valley harbours very important populations of a number of species in the advanced of reservoirs and gravel-pits. in different places, the various behavior of wooded area and parkland, heaths and commons, agricultural land and concrete parts suggest that at all instances of yr there's the chance to work out upwards of a hundred species in a day with little attempt. This publication analyses and summarises the entire facts collated and documented over the past 2 hundred years and comprises to be had files to the top of 2004. Introductory chapters talk about the geology and habitats of Essex and the superb fossil chook checklist. the person bills offer an up to date prestige of every species and styles of incidence inside of Essex. A distribution map is incorporated for many breeding species. A breakdown and research are supplied for all county rarities. Superb line drawings and pictures illustrate the book, all through gifted neighborhood artists and photographers. This ebook is a vital reference for anyone who has watched birds during this extraordinary county.

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The roosts are largely on sand and shingle banks, both natural and man-made, in the outer estuary and saltmarsh further into the site. There are also two roosts on grazing marsh and, on exceptionally high tides only, two on arable land. The movement of birds between estuaries is also apparent on the highest tides with, sometimes, large numbers of waders moving from the Stour to the beach roosts in the northern part of Hamford Water. Total mean peak counts rose from around 30,000 in the early 1980s to 60,000 in the mid-1990s, although the count organiser feels that a significant part of that was due to an improved level of coverage of the site.

One day, they could again provide a home for the long-extinct Dainty Damselfly, only ever known from this marsh, if talk of re-introduction is progressed. In contrast, bright green, fertilised cereals on the destroyed marsh have nothing apart from grazing Brent Geese when the eelgrass runs out ... However, elsewhere in the Thames there have been additional losses of grazing marsh, of an even more permanent nature, for the development of the industries that are not welcomed close to habitation, such as oil refineries.

This trap has added considerably to our knowledge of moth migration and dispersal, and several new species to the British moth list. Not bad for an oasis in an arable desert! For WeBS purposes, Dengie is divided into two count sectors. North Dengie is counted in five sections by a team of four, and South Dengie is counted by the Crouch team. Counts in both sectors date back to the 1950s. When possible, counts are made in every month of the year: the disturbance problems affecting summer counts elsewhere are not such an issue here.

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