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

Friday, 11 March 2011

Manor Farm 10/3

An early Sand Martin flew in from the south late this evening 17:30ish and quartered the north side of the reserve till dusk.

Also on site two Oystercatchers, three Green Sandpipers and eleven Goosander including the one lucky drake. Over at dusk a single Little Egret and a Little Owl flushed along the Ridge.

Chris Gleadell