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, 17 August 2010

More CHATS in North Bucks

Female WHINCHAT and juvenile COMMON STONECHAT tonight, from the side of the Gayhurst to Ravenstone Road at approx SP 847 480.

From Gayhurst, turn off towards Ravenstone and after about half a mile on the left there is a gateway to a Wheatfield, with a strand of wire and a plastic bag across the entrance. A low hedge runs at 90 degrees to the road and the birds were about 100 yards along, the Stonechat feeding from the hedge and the Whinchat from the top of the wheat (Rob Norris)