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, 29 July 2009

WHINCHAT present for its 15th day

Remarkably the WHINCHAT at Ravenstone STW was still present this lunchtime- now for it's 15th day.Also 5 Grey Wagtails ( 2 adults, 3 juveniles) at the works.

At Gayhurst Quarry tonight, a juvenile DUNLIN on the Tern Island on Motorway Pit (this is a different bird to the one on Monday)

Also 2 Green Sandpiper,2 Common Sandpiper,2 Little Egret,Kingfisher (Robert Norris)