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

Thursday, 4 April 2013

BLACK-WITS still present at Stocklake - and STONE CURLEW

This flock of 19 ICELANDIC BLACK-TAILED GODWITS remained for a second day on the roadside flash at Broughton, as did the STONE CURLEW at Gallows Bridge BBOWT. The male BLACK REDSTART remains too at Marsh Lane Weir.