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

BAR-TAILED GODWITS at Manor Farm (04 May)

The 2 BAR TAILED GODWITS (pair) are still at Manor Farm , but you will have to walk the River path as they are on the back edge and not viewable from the hill - showing really well and quite close. Also GREENSHANK , Common Sandpiper , Oystercatcher , 2 LRP (Simon Nichols) and WOOD SANDPIPER (Chris Gleadell)