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

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Tonight at Dorney Lake I could only see a single WHIMBREL (present for the 4th day) feeding in the grass behind the Reserve Pool viewed from the middle bridge. The second could easily be hidden but since arriving they have always been only a few feet apart. So perhaps it has finally departed.

The only other birds to note were 7 Egyptian Geese and a Oystercatcher feeding around the Seasonal Pool. Still all present at 20:20 (Kevin Duncan)