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, 8 March 2010

6 March Sighting

At Linford this morning, a drake NORTHERN PINTAIL on the main lake before it flew off west, a PEREGRINE zipped over going east, and there were a minimum 26 Lesser Redpolls in alders near the far hide.

Also 1 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, and 5 Bullfinch near the visitor centre. 2-3 Skylark in song were nice to hear too (Rob Hill)