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


I went back down the fields tonight and found two WHINCHATS ( both looked like juveniles ) in the same place I found 1 this morning; tonight they were happily feeding from the tops of Wheat in a large field. However whilst I'm confident one was one of those from this morning, one clearly was different. I suspect the other I saw this morning was a female. So 3 today.

Also a nice little flock of YELLOW WAGTAILS in Rowsham earlier (Mike Wallen)