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, 16 February 2013

Influx of SCAUP

Just what exactly is going on in North Bucks as regards GREATER SCAUP. Numbers at Caldecotte South lake have been fluctuating daily of late, from the 8 that Steve Rodwell found several weeks back to just two females a week ago and back to 7. Two additional drakes have arrived in that time indicating that at least 10 individuals have been involved in the influx, perhaps reflecting movement between Brogborough Lake and the site, where 5 additional Greater Scaups were recorded to the original 8.