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, 14 August 2009

RUDDY SHELDUCK hybrid at College Lake in February 2004

Re: previous Ruddy Shelduck county records

The bird that was reported as a Ruddy Shelduck from College Lake on 22nd February 2004 was actually not a pure bird, rather a strange-looking presumed hybrid, perhaps with Egyptian Goose? See photo above (Ben Miller)

This individual was also seen at Maple Lodge at around the same time (LGRE)