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

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Wader Bonus at MANOR FARM

Got back from a Scottish jaunt late last night but just in time to 'bag' the WOOD SANDPIPER and LITTLE STINT found earlier in the day at MANOR FARM - the former flying off high to the east at 2015 hours.......

Also 5 Yellow Wagtails, 2 adult summer DUNLIN, 6 Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 15 Common Terns and my first Lapwing chicks of the year