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, 3 September 2014

A tale of 2 RUFF....

This couple of juvenile RUFF have been commuting back and forth between Eton Wick Flood and Dorney Common Scrape since Saturday and have been affording observers some very good views (see my images below). The pool also held 2 Ringed Plover today, a single Common Snipe (pictured) (with 4 more on the Eton Wick pool), a Green Sandpiper and over 120 Lapwing; also 17 Egyptian Geese and 7 Yellow Wagtails (in with the cattle on the common).......