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

Weston Turville Reservoir today

Quick visit before work this morning - no real surprises but of note

:7 Great Crested Grebes (incl pair dancing)
2 Water Rails calling
1 Cettis Warbler singing in reeds in front of hides
2 Jays
1 Mistle Thrush - carrying nesting material
1 Lapwing flying over
2 Grey Wagtails - on jetty together by boat house
6 Goldcrests
4 Tufted Duck
1 Green Woodpecker
8 Reed Buntings
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Nick Mariner