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

Saturday, 8 August 2009

COMMON REDSTARTS continue their summer residency at Ivinghoe Hills NR

Inkombe Hole: 3 COMMON REDSTARTS at the far end towards Pitstone Hill (a juvenile male and 2 females = an adult and juvenile) . All showing really well in the morning sun. I took a number of photographs, three of which are depicted above.

Pitstone Quarry; 1 Little Egret

(David Bilcock)