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, 24 August 2009

DORNEY WETLANDS - Sunday 23 August

At Dorney Lake this evening there was a NORTHERN WHEATEAR where the Reserve Pool meets the Return Lake. As I reached the Seasonal Pool it appeared that all the migrant waders had departed, with only 55 Lapwing being present. After a short wait the Greenshank first appeared from a very small area not visible from the causeway. It was then followed by the two RUFFS.

Greenshank have now been present for 9 days. Numbers peaked at 6 on the 19th of August. One Ruff has been present for 7 days (Kevin Duncan)