Compared to most recent years, when for example I recorded 165 species in the county in 2011, 187 in 2012 and 173 in 2013, this has been a particularly poor one with just 157 species recorded by mid December - one of my worst years on record


It's all over - 2012 has come to an end. I managed a total of 187 out of the 198 species recorded all told in Buckinghamshire - 94% of the total - probably my highest-ever annual tally.

The current record is 191 species achieved in 2006 and held jointly by both Rob Hill and Simon Nichols

Wednesday, 21 January 2009


A brief pre-dusk visit to Linford today was rather productive. Most notable bird was a BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, which was with the Lapwings - the first for the year. It flew off north at 4.45pm when the majority of the Lapwings were spooked.

Also 1 Common Redshank, 1 WOODCOCK, 4 redhead GOOSANDER, 4 Goldeneye, 564 Wigeon,and a Barnacle Goose came into roost with the Greylags.

At Willen North at lunchtime, 2 GREEN SANDPIPERS and 13 Snipe, and 120 EUROPEAN GOLDEN PLOVER at Broughton Grounds (Rob Hill)