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, 22 April 2009

News from the North today

Almost identical at Linford this evening,

The HOBBY appeared at 8.05pm and was still performing when it was almost too dark to see.

Also 1 Cuckoo, 2 LRP, 1 Oyc, 2 Little Egret,1 pr Wigeon and the Barn Owl.

I also visited Ravenstone STW earlier in the day (lunchtime) - 2 Grey Partridge, 2 female Wheatear and Grey Wagtail.

At Emberton Park even earlier,2 Common Tern (Rob Norris)