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

Sunday, 23 May 2010

QUAIL on cue

Temperatures reached a sizzling 82 degrees fahrenheit today and in with the heat came the first calling COMMON QUAIL of the summer - in the cornfields at Down Farm - and 'wet my lipping' continuously from 2000 to 2100 hours.

An OSPREY flew north over Long Marston at 1702 hours, after earlier drifting high over Wilstone