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, 7 September 2011


A EURASIAN CURLEW over Stony Stratford Nature Reserve was an unexpected sight today, during a volunteer work party. Also 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper and numerous Sand and House Martins migrating through all morning (per Martin Kincaid)

At Linford NR today, Simon Nichols alerted me to the presence of a juvenile BLACK TERN on Black Horse Lake