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, 13 May 2011

01 MAY: WOOD SANDPIPERS at College and Little Marlow

Two WOOD SANDPIPERS have just been found in the county;

1 by Adam Bassett on the spit at LMGP
1 by Jack O'Neill at College Lake

This fabulous day of passage continues!

When I was at College mid-morning the Barwit and Greenshank from earlier had moved on, but birds present included 2 Shelduck, 2 LRP, 1 RP, 1+ Common Sandpiper and the nesting Oystercatcher (Ben Miller)