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

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Drake FERRUGINOUS DUCK for its third day in North Bucks

A drake FERRUGINOUS DUCK is present for its third day at Caldecotte South Lake to the SW of Milton Keynes. The bird is at the extreme southern end and is showing well from either of the two observation 'screens' in the nature reserve section of the lake. The bird appears to be fully-winged but like all individuals of this species in the UK, its origin is unknown and most likely suspect........