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, 7 August 2009


This morning at Little Marlow GP, 150+ Common Terns in one flock roosting on the spit this morning. Occasionally spooked they would fly up in a couple of tight groups before spiralling back down onto the spit. These are in addition to the 8-10 breeders still present. Still present when I left at 08.30.

Also, 4 Green Sandpipers, c 800 Lapwing, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Herring Gulls of various ages (Dave Parmenter)