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

Sunday, 15 February 2009


Spent an hour and a half on Swans Way or the approach Road to the reserve, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS and 3 BARN OWLS were around. 1 of the Short-eareds was feeding in fields over the canal and the other wasn't seen for too long, but the Barnies were very showy.

The pair of PEREGRINES remain in Aylesbury, with this weeks prey including another Teal and a Starling. (Mike Wallen)