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

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Not too far over the border......

Chris Heard discovered a drake RING-NECKED DUCK at Bray Gravel Pits, Maidenhead, yesterday afternoon, the bird still being present with 236 Tufted Ducks and 41 Northern Pochards today. It represents the 13th Ring-necked Duck for the county since the first in 1958

Thursday, 27 November 2014

No Bewick's Swans but MERGANSER and SLAV still present

Robert Norris had a family party of 4 BEWICK'S SWANS fly SE over Lathbury this morning whilst my visit to North Bucks produced nothing more than the drake RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and 3 drake GOOSANDERS on Caldecotte North Lake and the SLAVONIAN GREBE and 3 Goldeneye on Willen Lake South Basin. It did give me the opportunity to get some more images of both birds though