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

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

LITTLE MARLOW GP this evening

Between 17:15 and 20:45 ...

1 Yellow-legged Gull with ring 624J (as recorded previously)
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Oystercatcher (long-staying)
2 DUNLIN (5th day and looking very comfortable here; both in summer plumage; continually favouring the end of the spit where vegetation is relatively thick - can be hard to find at times but often both seen in open water)

Kevin Holt