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

Monday, 5 January 2009

European Golden Plovers in Kimble

Walking the dog this morning i noticed the EUROPEAN GOLDEN PLOVER flock in the big field behind where I live now numbers 36 birds (manually counted) as i continued round the village there were 15 more in the field behind the Swan public house (Richard Billyard)