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, 4 May 2012

More waders

A WHIMBREL flew through Dorney Lake mid morning (Dave Cleal), with 4 still at Gallows Bridge and another at Spade Oak GP towards dusk (Alan Stevens). Two COMMON GREENSHANK landed briefly at Spade Oak (Wally Smith), with 2 DUNLIN at College Lake BBOWT (Francis Buckle).

WHINCHATS today included singles at Broughton Trout Pools (Mike Wallen) and Pump Lane, Marlow Bottom (Neil Wragg), whilst the singing male COMMON NIGHTINGALE continues in Bledlow (Mark McKeown)