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, 5 March 2012

Gull ringing recoveries from today

......and that was quick

Ringed LBBG today is a bird ringed as a 4th calendar male at Maasvlakte, Zuid-Holland (The Netherlands) on 10 May 2011 (per Hans Keijser) and the orange-rd ringed juvenile argenteus Herring Gull (AW1T) was ringed in Essex at Pitsea Landfill last year