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, 13 May 2014

Another day - another wave of rarities at SPADE OAK...

First off, Adam discovered this WHIMBREL...

that surprisingly stayed all day

two TUNDRA RINGED PLOVERS and this fabulous breeding-plumaged SPOONBILL

This bird was found by Dave Cleal early afternoon and remained until 1810 hours, when it flew off west