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

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

DIVER still present

Sunny start, cold, poured with rain, then the sun came out again.

A good morning, the highlights being,

Great Northern Diver still on the north lake.
Kingfisher, north lake.
Big flock of Lapwing flying overhead.
Jay, north lake.
Female Goosander, north lake.
Sparrowhawk flying overhead.
Five Little Grebe, south lake.
Eight Siskin around Monellan Grove car park.
Pair of Bullfinch, around Monellan Grove car park.
Nine Reed Buntings, by the footbridge, at the car park.

Per Keith