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

Sunday, 8 February 2009


This morning, a CETTI'S WARBLER and 2 WATER RAIL were showing very well in and around the Inlet Stream at the North end of the North Lake. From the hide 27 Common Snipe and a COMMON REDSHANK could be seen, most on the island; 2 Common Kingfishers were around the Lake with good numbers of Pochard, Wigeon, Mallard, Gadwall and Tufted Duck, along with 2 Shoveler. On the South Lake 3 GOOSANDER and 19 Goldeneye were seen (Rob Norris)