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

Monday, 7 November 2011

OTTERS at Linford

At Linford Sunday morning 2 Marsh Tits woodland hide, 21 Little Grebe in various groups on main lake. Best of all met Rob Hill when walking to Far hide, he told me he had just seen 2 OTTERS. After 10 minutes i saw a large wake under the water near the far bank, an OTTER surfaced with a fish then vanished into the reeds (Mal McGar)