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

Friday, 26 February 2010

POLECAT sighting

Monday 5-15am
A4146 (Grid Ref SP 89547 25558) just outside Linslade across the border in Bucks
Travelling South with snow falling fairly heavily.
I was rather surprised to see a POLECAT emerge from the central reservation and then stop in the outside lane to let me pass! I was going quite slowly so had a great view of it in the snow, including it's bandit-like mask. This is the first time I've seen a polecat in the wild (Pete Rowling)