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, 6 August 2013

GARGANEY at Manor farm GP this evening

At Manor Farm this evening, 1 eclipse male Garganey, 7 Common Sand, 6 Green Sand, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank and 1 R Plover.

Also Little Owl, 1ad 2juv Oycs and at least 5 broods of Tuftie.

This site really does look excellent at the moment, and regular watching this autumn will surely produce a few good birds.

Rob Hill