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, 20 October 2010

RING-NECKED DUCK back at Foxcote

The drake RING-NECKED DUCK is back at Foxcote--asleep on the far side opposite the hide at 17:30. Also 2 Green Sandpipers, a drake Goldeneye and a good gathering of gulls:-LBBG 660; BHG 350; Common Gull c25; Herring Gull 3. (Phil Tizzard)