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

Monday, 17 August 2009

Dorney Rowing Lakes - early morning

Only a quick visit today, so not enough time for a proper check of the hedgerow leading from the Arboretum carpark. Plenty of birds moving with at least two Whitethroat seen.

On the Reserve Pool there were 3 COMMON GREENSHANK. A new bird plus I presume the two birds from the last two days. These were flushed here yesterday evening by a photographer walking in the Nature Reserve next to the Seasonal Pool! After a few minutes of watching all three birds flew to feed on the Seasonal Pool.

Along the Return Lake a Common Sandpiper at the 1750m marker (Kevin Duncan)