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

Friday, 6 January 2012

North Bucks today

Broughton Grounds early today, 23 Grey Partridge (coveys of 17 and 6 ), 8 Red-legged Partridge, 100 plus Linnets, 50 plus Skylarks,

Willen lunchtime,Cettis Warbler, NW corner of North Lake, Common Redshank, on spit, Water Rail, in front of Hide, Little Egret,on island, 6 Common Snipe, left of Hide, Drake Goosander, South Lake, 5 Goldeneye,

South Lake, Pinkie the Pinkfoot near Bandstand and an injured near adult Yellow-legged Gull feeding with the ducks near the mini-golf park.

Rob Norris