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, 25 July 2014

RUFF at Manor Farm

Having a look for Rob Hill's Wood Sandpiper of last night, I found this male RUFF at Manor Farm this afternoon. Also present were 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover (including a juvenile), 3 juvenile Common Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret, 110 Lapwing, 2 juvenile MEDITERRANEAN GULLS and an adult Yellow-legged Gull.