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

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

LITTLE STINT present on Dorney Common for a second day

Dave Carter and I had the LITTLE STINT all to ourselves this evening - the bird showing as the sun went down along the southern shoreline of Dorney Common Flood. On one occasion, we watched it fly over to Eton Wick flash, over the border into Berkshire. During the two hours I was present, I took quite a few shots, but due to the nature of the site and the positioning of the sun in the evening, it was difficult to get any sharp shots. It was still keeping close company with the juvenile Dunlin....