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, 20 April 2009


Two male and a female NORTHERN WHEATEAR were at College Lake (Joan Thompson)

At Linford this evening, 1 HOBBY performing it's usual superb aerial acrobatics in front of the hide. Definitely one of my favourite birds! Also 1 Cuckoo, 2 LRP, 1 Oyc, 4 Little Egret, 2 Goldeneye (1f, 1st-w m), 1pr Wigeon and the Barn Owl.

Earlier at Ravenstone STW, 1m Wheatear & 1 Yellow Wagtail (Rob Hill)