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

Thursday, 1 July 2010


There was indeed a female GOOSANDER at Olney Mill this evening, with 3 well-grown ducklings in tow (there had initially been 6 young). A splendid sight, and one I never thought I'd see in Bucks. Possibly the same female that bred at Gayhurst Quarry a few years ago? Surprising that the male hasn't been seen at all.

Also 1 Curlew and 12 Barnacle Geese at the mill (Rob Hill)