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, 3 February 2012

Calvert Sailing Lake this evening

Warren Claydon has seen the juvenile KUMLIEN'S GULL I found earlier in the week this evening, as well as at least 3 additional ICELAND GULLS (the 2nd-winter and two juveniles) and the regular first-winter CASPIAN GULL

Furthermore, Hedgerley Tip still has a juvenile GLAUCOUS, a 2nd-winter ICELAND and as many as 7 different CASPIAN GULLS visiting