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

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Access Restrictions at Foxcote Reservoir

This post is just to advise that the entrance gate to Foxcote Reservoir is currently chained and padlocked, so if you wish to visit the hide you will need to climb over the gates. It is not clear whether this has been done by BBOWT or someone else (Phil Tizzard has emailed BBOWT), but for the time being it might make access difficult for some people.

Belated news from Foxcote on Sunday - 3LRPs, a flock of 24 lapwing and a relatively large group (for the site) of 31 Mute Swan.

Water levels have fallen dramatically in the last weeks and there is an extensive exposed shoreline and spit. Water levels are not yet down to 2007 levels, but it's already looking an attractive site for migrant waders - fingers crossed! (Bill Haines)