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, 5 August 2009

GAYHURST PIT looking good

Six species of Wader on site tonight:

Lapwing,about 20,
Common Sandpiper, 5,
Dunlin, juvenile that has been around about a week,
Common Snipe, first of the autumn
Common Redshank, juvenile, first here this autumn
Ringed Plover, juvenile, first here for three years.

( no Oystercatchers or Green Sandpipers seen )

Also 3 Little Egret.

Last time Gayhurst was this good was the year Foxcote was fantastic three years ago. Any news from there ? (Robert Norris)