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

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Major fall of chats and flycatchers

In recent days, there has been a widespread arrival of WHINCHATS and COMMON REDSTARTS in to Buckinghamshire, with at least 15 of the former (including 2 in Rowsham, 2 at Penn Street, 3 at Lodge Hill, 6 at Springfield Farm Quarry, 2 at Ivinghoe, 4 at Quainton Hills) and 7 of the latter (3 at Lodge Hill, 3 on Steps Hill and 1 at Quainton Hills)