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

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Apparent FERRUGINOUS DUCK at Linford today

A female-type FERRUGINOUS DUCK was found by Andy Harding at about 1330 hours at Linford Nature Reserve, and then seen by Simon Nichols shortly later. The bird was skulking beneath overhanging vegetation and was associating with a small group of Northern Pochards. It remained on site until dusk. Please note that this reserve is permit only

Elsewhere, both HEN HARRIER and MERLIN were still present at Gallows Bridge this evening, whilst Alan Stevens saw both ICELAND and MEDITERRANEAN GULL at Spade Oak this evening