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

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

TREE PIPITS keep coming

After several thousand TREE PIPITS were logged heading south out of Falsterbo (Sweden), it is not surprising that sightings in the Chiltern Hills and neighbouring high ground have increased.

Warren Claydon had seen and heard one over Lodge Hill on Saturday (23rd), along with 9 YELLOW WAGTAILS and a COMMON REDSTART, whilst this morning, Mike Wallen had 3 TREE PIPITS together fly south over Rowsham.

WHINCHATS increased to 4 at Ivinghoe Beacon, with a single COMMON REDSTART and two juvenile NORTHERN WHEATEARS. (Lee Evans)