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, 13 August 2010

Still a BLACK-TAILED GODWIT at Foxcote

Foxcote Reservoir; after an hour of watching in heavy showers, 2 COMMON GREENSHANK and a single BLACK-TAILED GODWIT flew into West bay to feed. There was a farmer on the East bank at the far end so quite likely he disturbed the bird from the far end of the NW bay where it has been feeding in recent days.

Also 5 Common Sandpiper/3 Green Sandpiper/ 1 Ringed Plover/1 L.R.P/50 Lapwing.

The trees/bushes on East bank were alive with a good selection of warblers and a lone Spotted Flycatcher.

Hillesden Pools; 1 Little Egret

Tim Watts