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

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Gayhurst WHOOPER SWAN still

Yes the adult WHOOPER SWAN is still present this morning (LGRE saw it yesterday afternoon). Also Barnacle Goose in the Greylag/Canada flock.; 2 redhead GOOSANDERS on fishing Pit and 3 Little Egrets on Motorway Pit; 120 European Golden Plovers flew up the valley towards Linford and 2 Marsh Tits and Nuthatch in the Wood (Rob Norris)