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

Friday, 2 May 2014

Manor Farm - 1 May

01 May

A lot of rain meant that quite a few waders were displaced inland, with Manor Farm in the afternoon delivering TURNSTONE, SANDERLING and a flock of 10 DUNLIN (see below). There were also 2 Ringed Plover present, at least 8 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Redshank, the Oystercatcher pair and 6+ Lapwing, as well as 2 Common Tern