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

Monday, 22 June 2009


More passage at Dorney Lake this evening. On the Seasonal Pool there were 2 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin (s/p) and a Redshank. Still 2 drake Teal and c20 Lapwing.

On the Jubilee River an adult Grey Wagtail feeding 2 recently fledged chicks at Marsh Lane Weir. Closeby perched on the reeds were 4 fledged Swallows being fed by there parents. On the Marsh Lane island 7 adult Common Terns being very protective. No growing chicks seen on the island but all must be hidden in the long vegetation (Kevin Duncan)