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

Monday, 16 August 2010

Sunday 15 August - RUFF at Gayhurst

Only 2 waders on Fishing Pit, juvenile RUFF keeping close company with Common Sandpiper.They started off in SW corner close to metal kiss-gate, but by the time I left they had walked half the length of the southern shore.

Drake Wigeon still around and Little Grebes with 2 young. On Motorway Pit 100 plus Lapwings, still around a dozen Common Tern, Gadwall and 6 Teal and 2 Shoveler were new in.

Our shooting friends have released lots of juvenile Mallards on to the site and unless these get street-wise very soon they won't be around too long,- I'm not sure they can even fly yet.

At Quarryhall 2 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Buzzards and a Hobby (Robert Norris)