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

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Dorney WHIMBRELS still present - 3rd day

Still the 2 WHIMBREL in the weedy grass above the 500 mtr mark happily feeding away. 19 COMMON SWIFTS over them for a while. 1 LRP playing hide and seek on the reserve pool. Two Common Buzzards circling above the swifts. A couple of Redshank and 4 Common Terns (Dave Cleal)