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

Monday, 19 March 2012

First LITTLE RINGED PLOVER of the year

Late afternoon at Willen Road GPs: 1 Green Sandpiper,1 Snipe, 15 plus pairs Lapwing. It looks as though this site is being filled back in so another MK site being lost.

Then at Gayhurst Quarry, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank and a LITTLE RINGED PLOVER; also on site still 200 plus Wigeon and a Grey Wagtail

Rob Norris