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

Monday, 4 January 2010

Willen Lake this morning

It was actually 11 Goosander present, 3 drakes and 8 redheads, also a Water Rail showed in the reeds on the road side of the weir.

At Willen North there were 4 plus Water Rail running around the inlet stream, showing down to a few feet. Also a Cettis Warbler calling (Rob Norris)