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

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Another MONTIE'S flyover

Dave Cleal watched a male MONTAGU'S HARRIER fly slowly SSE across Dorney Common in overcast conditions at 1630 hours this afternoon, whilst earlier in the day, the juvenile PECTORAL SANDPIPER was still on the flood at Eton Wick, just 100 yards across the border in Berkshire

Elsewhere, the RUFF remains for a second day at Gallows Bridge BBOWT, the juvenile CASPIAN GULL at Calvert Lakes (5th day), a COMMON STONECHAT at Ivinghoe Beacon (22nd) (Lucy Flower) and 3 WHINCHATS at Springfield Farm Quarry