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, 2 January 2014

KITTIWAKE at Willen and CATTLE EGRET still there

An adult KITTIWAKE spent just over an hour at Willen Lake's South Basin this afternoon (1300-1400 hours) (Nik Maynard/Robert Norris) whilst the CATTLE EGRET remains just west of Steeple Clayton at Briarhill Farm - SP 685 268