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, 17 January 2010

Pagnell WHITE-FRONT now at Gayhurst

The adult EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE is with Greylag Geese at Gayhurst Quarry today (per Rob Norris), whilst the 2 adult WHOOPER SWANS are in fields near Hillesden Church and 5 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS remain on Calvert BBOWT (per Tim Watts). An adult CASPIAN GULL also roosted.

In South Bucks today, the adult drake SMEW remains at Thorney Park, Iver.