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

Friday, 12 March 2010

SHELDUCK at Manor Farm

With the pumps on this week and the water level down about a foot or so this week with areas of mud slowly but surely appearing here and there prospects look good.Today, new arrivals in a pair of COMMON SHELDUCK, a second Green Sandpiper joining the overwintering one and a pair of the Goosander flock still remain as does a single Grey Wagtail (Chris Gleadell)