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, 18 March 2015

8 species of wader at MANOR FARM and wow, how good is it looking!


Made a visit to MANOR FARM in Old Wolverton this evening and the site is looking brilliant. I recorded 8 wader species with 85 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatchers, 4 Common Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, the continuing male RUFF and a BLACK-TAILED GODWIT (see images below). Also present were 5 GOOSANDER (2 drakes), Little Egret, 18 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Fieldfare, 8 Linnet, Green Woodpecker, 18 Pied Wagtails and a singing Common Treecreeper