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

LITTLE EGRETS roosting on island at Spade Oak

I stayed a little later than everyone else to see a third LITTLE EGRET fly in to roost on the north-side of the island at Spade Oak GP. At about 10pm whilst looking for Gloworms (16 seen) a Common Sandpiper flew over the railway bank towards the Thames calling. I could still hear one calling towards the spit so could have just flown in (Kevin Duncan)