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, 17 September 2013

North Bucks today

Manor farm held 6 Species of Wader this morning , but no hoped for american dream yet !

the Male RUFF was still at the east end with the Lapwing , whilst 2 GREEN SANDPIPERS, Ringed Plover , Common Sandpiper and moulting DUNLIN were feeding along the southern shore of the main island

Little Egret and LBB Gull were the only other Highlights

Other than 30 or so House Martins and 20 Wigeon , Willen was very quiet with only 11 Lapwing in front of the hospice and the all too brief mud now vanished

Simon Nichols