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

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Tuesday 01 May

WHIMBRELS included 9 at Gallows Bridge (Warren Claydon & Tim Watts) and 2 over Little Marlow GP (Adam Bassett), whilst the adult summer BLACK-TAILED GODWIT remains at Dorney Rowing Lakes Reserve Pool (Kevin Duncan)

Three ARCTIC TERNS were seen at Willen South Basin, with WHINCHATS including 2 males at Pump Lane Horse Paddocks, Marlow Bottom (Adam Bassett et al) and a male in the paddock in front of Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes (Simon Nichols)