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, 26 August 2014

MANOR FARM on fire!!

Another good evening at Manor Farm, the best bird being a juvenile LITTLE STINT, which was seen very briefly at the west end, before being flushed by hordes of incoming geese. The bird circuited a couple of times before flying off west and was not relocated. Could still be on site of course.

Also the juv Black n Grebe still, 2 juv Black-wits, 2 juv Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, Ringed and Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 3 Garganey and 8 Swift.

Rob Hill