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, 23 March 2011

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER at Gallows Bridge Farm

Calvert; Cetti's on BBOWT/ The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on the Sailings lake and attaining Summer pumage (it has black neck and golden ear tufts)/ 6 Shoveler

Hillesden; 2 Redshank/2 Oystercatcher/2 Little Egret/8 Shoveler/7 Lapwing/3 fem Goosander on main pool.

Gallows bridge farm; 1400 hours: Ringed and Little ringed Plover on hide pool / 6 Curlew,all on flood pool at one stage together,they also visited entrance field and hide pool where had superb views of 2 of them bathing/ c80 linnet/ c 80 Stock Dove/ c10 Lapwing/30 + Toads mating below 1st hide

Tim Watts