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, 7 July 2012

Returning waders

Two adult ICELANDIC BLACK-TAILED GODWITS and a WHIMBREL through College Lake BBOWT early this morning, with 2 more WHIMBREL through Spade Oak Pit, Little Marlow. Also numerous Common and Green Sandpipers now on return passage from the Arctic, where it seems as if waders have had a failed breeding season.

Up to 8 Yellow-legged Gulls also at Little Marlow GP