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, 5 January 2013

A few more snippets

GREAT WHITE EGRET was present all day, moving between Neptune's Falls and Mill Farm Water Meadows (Chess Valley), with the adult GLAUCOUS GULL at dawn and dusk at Foxcote Reservoir. Up to 3 different CASPIAN GULLS roosted at Calvert with 6 GREY PARTRIDGES seen at Horton Wharf.

Lots of WAXWINGS around including 155 in Central Milton Keynes and 28 at Beaconsfield M40 Services