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, 27 April 2009

News from the North - 26 April

There is a GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reeling at Olney Meadows just to the left of the pond; also there were 4 Northern Wheatears earlier at CMK , including a cracking male Greenland bird (Rob Hill)

My meagre efforts involve nothing at Willen North, other then 2 Whitethroats; 2 CUCKOOS and a HOBBY at Linford , 30+ Barnacle Geese at Emberton Park , including at least 8 birds sitting , 1 GARDEN WARBLER there also.

A freshly dead Common Tern was a sad find at Furzton (Simon Nichols)