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

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

CURLEWS near Cheddington

A very pleasant walk this afternoon along the canal between Cheddington and Horton Wharf turned up a few good birds:

1 COMMON RAVEN over Horton Wharf;
1 Red Kite;
3 EURASIAN CURLEWS flew north over Horton Wharf;
5+ Buzzard;
and 4, maybe 5 Lapwings indulging in territorial behaviour in a few of the surrounding fields.

Rob Hill