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

Tuesday, 28 April 2009


A few bits and pieces from north Bucks today.

Newton Blossomville STW: 2 COMMON RAVEN over west, circling low, cronking away - excellent!; also 2 Marsh Tits

Olney Meadows: no sign of Gropper, but 1 HOBBY performing well

Ravenstone STW: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1m Grey Wag

Tyringham Bridge: 2 Common Tern

Linford: 1pr Eurasian Wigeon, 1 LRP, 1 Cuckoo

Also quite a few Common Whitethroats about, looks like they've finally arrived in numbers; plus smaller numbers of Lesser 'throat, but still present at every site I visited. A couple of Garden Warblers were at Linford, where thankfully Reed Warbler numbers are up (if only to 3!). Sadly, Linford is still the only site I've heard Cuckoo (Rob Hill)