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

Friday, 13 March 2009

The third MED GULL in as many days

The star attraction at Little Marlow GP this evening was an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL although it was hard to see in amongst the c3000 Common and c3000 Black-headed Gulls. Also several hundred Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls. The only waders were c200 Lapwings and 2 Snipe. One Common Chiffchaff heard calling briefly. Ducks included 2 Shelducks and 72 Wigeon (Jim Rose)