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

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Saturday Sightings from Noreth Bucks

A few bits and pieces from this afternoon.

Leckhampstead Woods - although I went for the butterflies, which were present in wonderful numbers, there was also 1 Hobby, 2-3 Marsh Tit and plenty of juvenile warblers, e.g Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat.

Manor Farm - 3 Green Sandpipers.

Willen - 1 COMMON GREENSHANK still in front of - but hardly visible from - the hide, plus 41 Common Tern, and 9 Little Egret, 6 of which were juveniles (Rob Hill)