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, 21 March 2009


Willen North No sign of Geoffs Willen Curlew @ 13:35 , but the Little Egret , 2 Oystercatchers and 4 Goosanders remain

Minor road btw A509 and Sherington a pair of COMMON RAVENS were an unexpected highlight , both perched high in a distant tree , hopefully a sign of potential breeding in the valley.

Otherwise very quiet around the Ravenstone area with only 2 GREY PARTRIDGES and 3 Buzzards brightening up the hour (Simon Nichols)