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, 31 August 2009

In a bumper autumn for WHINCHAT - Mike Wallen finds two in ROWSHAM

Two WHINCHATS this morning in Rowsham, both fem/ imm. My first in Rowsham ( proper ) in 10 years. Both were on fences but some distance apart. One was on a fence adjacent to an old manure heap which I have checked twice, for chats, on every walk down my fields for 10 years. Today I put my bins on the heap/ fence to finally see a chat !! (Mike Wallen)