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

Thursday, 23 April 2009


Through an open door , a gentle yet rather loud "Kwrrark" made me go outside and look up into the Buzzard corridor .... I saw a pair , no less , of COMMON RAVEN. Fingering the thermals on a splendid spring morning , they headed along the hillside from Rectory Farm, Gt' Brickhill towards Stockgrove ....... they popped back at lunch time too , then headed off to Lt Brickhill way . Charlie Blake