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

Dorney Lakes today

The overnight rain helped encourage 6 Green Sandpipers to feed on the Reserve Pool, while on the Seasonal Pool there were 3 adult DUNLIN, an adult Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper, plus the Lapwing flock. At 1500 mtr on the Return Lake there was a single juvenile DUNLIN.

The numbers of Goldfinches and Linnets seems to be building up, still 30 -40 Pied wagtails.

Earlier at Marsh Lane on the Jubilee River east of the road rhere were 2 Little Egrets (Dave Cleal)