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


A WHITE STORK was circling high over the Chiltern Brewery at Terrick on the B4009 NW of Wendover at 3 pm. It may have spiralled down into fields in angle between this road and the railway line north of brewery. Take care - difficult to park along this fast, busy road (Richard Birch)

This bird has now been seen in the area four times - yesterday it overflew Wilstone Reservoir at Tring (Jack O'Neill) and last weekend it flew over the A41 near Broughton. Earlier, it had flown over Bison Hill, Whipsnade (Clive Harris)