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

Saturday, 21 March 2009

In an attempt to mop up some late Bucks year ticks , i headed out in the hope of waders .....

Furzton Lake 11 Great Crested Grebes and now 3 Occupied Grey Heron nests were the highlights

Willen lake South 3 GOOSANDERS (2 Males) , 15+ Wigeon still, 1 Snipe , 2 OYSTERCATCHERS , 1 GREEN SANDPIPER , 2 Common Gulls

Broughton Grounds Ironically , whilst looking for Robs Ringed plover , the only bird on the flattened area was a LITTLE RINGED PLOVER , it stayed for about 2 minutes , before it headed off high East / south east. no sign of any ringed plovers , at least 5 pairs of Lapwings looking interested in the crop fields to the south of Broughton Grounds lane but no sign of any partridges (Simon Nichols)