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, 2 March 2012

Calvert WHOOPER SWAN relocated

Hillesden; adult WHOOPER SWAN with 5 Mute Swans in valley bottom by Padbury Brook/ 5 Goosander/4 Little Egret/21 Teal/ 2 Snipe/2 Meadow Pipits/Raven. Calvert BBOWT; 2nd W ICELAND GULL in afternoon roost but distracted by unsavoury Gallows Bridge Farm: 2 Curlews, from size of bills think a pair/ Peregrine/ 47 Lapwing/ Raven (Tim Watts)