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, 10 March 2013

Images from Today

Gulls at Hedgerley Tip: the adult BALTIC GULL is just back from the front row NE of the hydrant

The adult Baltic Gull is the left hand bird of the second two Lesser Black-backs BEHIND the hydrant

Teal, Wigeons and drake Pintail

3 of the 6 PIED AVOCETS at Port Meadow - it was just so cold that I couldn't hold the camera still

Hedgerley still plays host to over 750 white-headed large gulls