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, 8 December 2010

Caldecotte Lake today

A walk round the lake this morning produced a lot of ducks crammed into the unfrozen water, by the Cormorant island. Amongst them, 11 GOOSANDERS, and by the wooden footbridge at the car park in Monellan Grove, a FIRECREST in the brambles (per NBBR)