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, 5 August 2014

Manor Farm this evening

A nice selection of birds at Manor Farm tonight, although no new waders in.

Best of the bunch were 3 GARGANEY (1f 2imm) and the rather smart juvenile MEDITERRANEAN GULL which has been regular over the past week or so.

Waders were all long stayers: the male RUFF, 3 adult Dunlin, 2 RP, 4 juvenile LRP, 1 Common Redshank, 7 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Sandpipers

11 Swift drifting east with c65 House Martin were a pleasant surprise too.

Rob Hill