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, 17 April 2009

Spanking male RING OUZEL at Manor Farm

This beautiful male RING OUZEL was still present at Manor Farm at 1715 hours, where it was favouring the shingle bank on the south side of the main water, gradually edging towards the west end (see Chris Gleadell's - the finder - superb images above and on his Manor Farm blog site at :
Also noted were up to 12 YELLOW WAGTAILS, a male WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 NORTHERN WHEATEARS, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 GREEN SANDPIPERS and the pair of COMMON SHELDUCK (Chris Gleadell)