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, 6 July 2009

Dorney Lakes this evening

The Dunlin and Green Sandpiper were still present on the fast shrinking Seasonal Pool at 18:00. After a short heavy shower they were joined by a Ringed Plover.

Earlier in the day the Egyptian Geese peaked at 34 and the Lapwing at 110 (Kevin Duncan)