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

Saturday, 19 March 2011

BLACK-NECKED GREBE still at Calvert

Gallows Bridge; 2 Curlew/ c200 Golden plover in adjacent crop field/2 Sand Martin over flood pool briefly.

Calvert; the long-staying BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on the sailing lake.

Hillesden; 3 Redshank/ 4 Snipe/ 2 Little Egret/ 8 lapwing/ 2 Oystercatcher/2 Meadow Pipit/ 5 Shoveler/8 Teal/ Skylarks singing (per Tim Watts)

Last night, 2 adult MEDITERRANEAN GULLS and an immature ICELAND GULL roosted