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

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Drake GARGANEY at Linford

A splendid hour at Linford this evening. The drake GARGANEY was still on the bund (c8.30pm), as was 1 Greenshank (which departed east), 2 LRP and 1pr Wigeon. Also 1 Yellow Wag, 1 Barn Owl, and by the approach road, a Hobby. And the Common Nightingale was singing lustily from it's usual spot at c9.05pm (Rob Hill)