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

Sunday, 18 September 2011

GWE still there - and Foxcote

There was a single moulting summer-plumaged DUNLIN at Foxcote Reservoir this afternoon along the west shore close to where the spit would be if water levels were low enough; also 3 Red-crested Pochars still remain. Not much else of note although wildfowl numbers significantly up on August WEBS count, with 421 Coot, 190 Lapwing, 76 Wigeon, 61 Mallard, 40 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 18 Mute Swan, 11 Cormorant, 5 Shoveler, 5 Teal and 2 Pochard (Bill Parker)

Meanwhile, the GREAT WHITE EGRET continues its sojourn at Linford Lakes - where also 2 BLACK TERNS were seen this morning