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, 8 August 2014

WOOD SANDPIPER at Dorney Common Flood

Chris Heard discovered this juvenile WOOD SANDPIPER on Dorney Common Flood last Saturday (2nd August) and the bird has been present daily ever since, showing well at the western end. Up to 25 Egyptian Geese have also been present, as well as 62 Lapwing and 2 Little Ringed Plovers.