End of March 2019

Last week in March, 2008, I was on 125 (inc 17 'elites'). Year total: 189 Last week in March, 2009, I was on 131 (inc 22 'elites'). Year total: 187Last week in March, 2010, I was on 126 (inc 15 'elites'). Year total: 177Last week in March, 2011, I was ...

Last week in March, 2008, I was on 125 (inc 17 'elites'). Year total: 189
Last week in March, 2009, I was on 131 (inc 22 'elites'). Year total: 187
Last week in March, 2010, I was on 126 (inc 15 'elites'). Year total: 177
Last week in March, 2011, I was on 130 (inc 18 'elites'). Year total: 182
Last week in March, 2012, I was on 134 (inc 21*(22) 'elites'). Year total: 183
Last week in March, 2013, I was on 128 (inc 20*(21) 'elites'). Year total: 187
Last week in March, 2014, I was on 124 (inc 17*(18) 'elites'). Year total: 187
Last week in March, 2015, I was on 114 (inc 11*(12) 'elites'). Year total: 172
Last week in March, 2016, I was on 127 (inc 13*(14) 'elites'). Year total: 188
Last week in March, 2017, I was on 134 (inc 23*(24) 'elites'). Year total: 186
Last week in March, 2018, I was on 124 (inc 14**(15) 'elites'). Year total: 195 (NEW record)
Last week in March, 2019, I was on 136 (inc 22**(23) 'elites'). Year total: ???
 * () Modern counting with Smew as an 'elite'
 ** () Modern counting with Smew as an 'elite'; plus (starting 2018) following changes:
Demoted from 'elite' to 'core': Crane, Cetti's Warbler, Bittern & Egyptian Goose
Promoted from 'core' to 'elite': Jack Snipe, Avocet, Turtle Dove, Barnacle Goose
Here, once again, is the traditional state of my personal PBC (Peterborough Bird Club area) year list summary, as of the end March (2018).
By most standards (at least in terms of numbers of core birds), the first three months of the year have been record-breakingly high for me. High points have included the long-staying Ferry Meadows Kittiwake, singing Hawfinch, my first local White Nun Smew in about a decade, perhaps 15+ Water Pipits, two Rough-legged Buzzards, four Cattle Egrets, 15 White-fronted Geese and two Hooded Crows.