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

Thursday, 30 July 2009


The BLACK-TAILED GODWIT was still present on the Seasonal Pool this morning as also was the Common Sandpiper I didn't see the second CS. Black Headed Gull flock was at circa 150. 200 plus Lapwing. Returning to the start end there were 5 Linnet along the lake bank and a further 3 in the grass area adjacent to the car park. A study of the thick hedge there produced 2 pristine juvenile Willow Warblers with a small number of tits. This encouraged me to have a look in the arboretum around the bench, where 6 Common Chiffchaff was a slight increase on the other day (Dave Cleal)