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

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

25 August Bird Sightings

25 August

GREENSHANK at Spade Oak briefly (AS), with 3 WHINCHATS in scrub behind Wing Park (Ian Malin) and a BLACK TERN at Weston Turville Reservoir (Mike Wallen)

At Manor Farm this evening, the 1w Med Gull again, plus long stayers such as 1juv Wood Sand, 1juv Ruff and 3 Greenshank; 1 Curlew was new though. It flew off west. 1 Snipe, 8 Green Sand, 2 Common Sand & 2 R Plover completed the waders. Plus a Wheatear around the courtyard buildings (Rob Hill)