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

The remaining ice-free patch on Willen

On the sole, tiny ice-free patch of Willen south this morning, 1f Red-crested Pochard, 9 (6m 3f) Goosander, 8 Goldeneye, 65 Mute Swan, and small numbers of other wildfowl (Rob Hill).