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, 10 April 2015

Marlow GREAT WHITE EGRET traced...

The colour-ringed GREAT WHITE EGRET that I photographed at Spade Oak Pit (Little Marlow) on 14 March 2015 had been ringed as a nestling at Besne, Loire Atlantique, in Northwest France on 13 May 2013 - ring number CA 76117 - many thanks to the ringer Loic Marion for kindly supplying me with the information