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

Saturday, 21 April 2012

WHIMBREL at Gallows Bridge

Sat in 1st hide when heard a WHIMBREL calling overhead; it circled meadow then landed but was quickly

mobbed by a Curlew..Flew to field behind hide 2, then disturbed by Crow flew to main meadow and fed
vigourously in middle until spooked by 2 Buzzards.Then flew in direction of entrance field but despite 5 of
us looking couldn't spot it again.

Also smart White Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail along with 1 L.R.P. 4 Curlew seen, with Colin Oram we spotted what thought unusually large flock of Linnets for time of year, a good 150 (Tim Watts),