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

Manor Farm this evening

COMMON REDSTART again along the Ridge at Manor Farm this evening, again a female for a time in exactly the same bush as last weekends bird but this looked a much smarter clean cut individual but could be Paul M and Rob N's 'second' bird. If so now on site for the sixth day. Also as I was leaving as darkness fell a rather scruffy female WHINCHAT on the barbed wire fence running south to north down the hill from the farm building. Apart from that a lone Green Sandpiper and a pair of Common Terns getting what for from a pack of Jackdaws were the only other real birds of interest (Chris Gleadell)