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, 11 May 2011

30 APRIL - Red Letter Day

A couple of additions - I arrived at Linford too late for the Knot but saw the Garganey. Then Simon & myself went to Willen Road pits, where there was 1 Greenshank and min.6 LRP.At Willen north, 1 Common Sand & 1 Oyc. - Rob Hill

Earlier, Simon Nichols commented...............Drake GARGANEY has just pitched into Linford , out of sight behind bund from near hide. And as I was writing , a summer plumaged RED KNOT flew around the bund low twice and headed off east again ! Wow , what a morning