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

Thursday, 17 November 2011

North Bucks GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present

Juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present between 08.30 and 09.00. In the basin on the eastern edge of the north lake of Caldecott (access from Redcote Manor, Walton Park). It did a lap of the fringe of the basin before settling in the southern section. Surfaces for about 5 seconds, then disappears and reappears some distance away (Peter Barnes)