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, 12 January 2011

Vagrant GEESE all still present

15 BARNACLE GEESE still at Dorney Lake with Canada flock near reserve pool at lunchtime.

EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE still at Marsh Lane in fields to west of car park. (presumably 18, but didn’t count them)

No sign of any Brent Geese with Canada flock on Cockmarsh (Adam Bassett)