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, 27 September 2010

Saturday 25 September: A displacement of NORTHERN GANNETS

A wave of juvenile NORTHERN GANNETS was recorded in North Buckinghamshire on Saturday afternoon, involving at least 13 individuals.

Tim Watts saw one circle Gallows Bridge Water Meadows at 1111 hours, followed by 4 west over Steeple Claydon allotments at 1515 (John O'Dwyer). Nik Maynard then had 7 together north of Milton Keynes and then another appeared at roost time at Calvert BBOWT Lake at 1810 (Tim Watts, Warren Claydon and Colin Oram)

These birds were all part of a widespread displacement of Gannets throughout the country following force 10 NNW gales.