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, 24 July 2009

Dorney Lake waders

Made my second visit of the day after waiting for a while for dark clouds and a heavy shower to pass over at 15:00. Walking down the causeway a Little Egret flew over. On the nearly dry Reserve Pool (750m) were 3 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers. Further along the causeway at 1250m on the Seasonal Pool the Dunlin had increased to three from this morning, feeding amongst 224 Lapwing. Still present were just 2 Common Sandpiper. On on the Return Lake at 1500m and another on the Seasonal Pool (Kevin Duncan)