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

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Colour-ringed LITTLE EGRET

25/07 08:15 : Little Egret : Jubilee River. Coloured Ringed Left Leg: Orange Ring Black code 4, Right Leg: Yellow Ring Black code N. Feeding along Amerden Scrapes. (Kevin Duncan)

This bird was trapped and ringed in a North Kent breeding colony on 16 May 2009 - an interesting movement (LGRE, per Mark Grantham, BTO Ringing Unit)

Thanks for the sighting of Orange ring black code 4 left, Yellow ring black code N right. The metal ring on the right tarsus was GC58870, and it was ringed as a nestling on 16/05/2009 near Faversham, Kent (Jan Pritchard)