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, 10 April 2009

MANOR FARM this evening


A look at Manor Farm this evening failed to turn up the Water Pipit from earlier, but ample compensation was had in the form of an OSPREY, which flew north at c7.20pm, circled Cosgrove lakes a couple of times before continuing its journey.

Other birds were 5 Green Sand, 2 LRP, 1m WHITE WAGTAIL, 3-4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Oycs, a couple of Snipe, 3 Shelduck, 1f Goosander, 1m Wheatear, a few Swallow, and c45 Sand Martins which passed through east (Rob Hill)