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, 8 July 2011

Wader passage well underway in the North of the county

Five species of wader on site at Gayhurst this morning,

Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little-ringed Plover - a whopping 8, all adults - by far a site record (previous best 2 ), Oystercatcher 4, - 2 adults and 2 small young, Lapwing, several including juveniles.

At least 26 juvenile Common Terns on Motorway Pit.

At Quarryhall a good dozen Tree Sparrows including juveniles, Yellow Wagtail and a Roe Deer foraging in the Oat field (Rob Norris)