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

Thursday, 17 March 2011

ICELAND GULL still at Little Marlow

A quick visit pre school pick up found the regular 2w ICELAND GULL asleep on the spit. Very few LWHG present, probably only 20-30. At c2:45pm 2 Red Kites flushed the lot and for the first time I was able to watch the Iceland Gull depart the site. It circled with a SE drift, thermalling up pretty high. The line it was on would have taken it over the Thames and over the northern part of Cock Marsh – I thought it was probably heading for QMR, but when it reached its desired altitude, it suddenly turned at right angles and headed NE with a steady flap, so I assume it was heading back towards Springfield Quarry (Adam Bassett)