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

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Caldecotte Lake

A pleasant walk around Caldecotte this afternoon produced:

1adultPeregrine over north
1 Water Rail
1 Snipe
5 Dabchick
c45 Goldfinch,

and the following selected wildfowl counts

54 Gadwall
356 Coot
114 Tuftie
26 Moorhen.

Rob Hill