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, 23 September 2010

WRYNECK - a big thankyou from Ben

I just wanted to send an email of thanks to all involved in sharing the Wonderful Wendover WRYNECK. It’s a cracking little bird that has brought enjoyment and pleasure to many, and it is great to see so many cracking photos on the website so we can all remember it – when it finally does go!

So, thanks to Dave Parmenter and Mike Collard for the find and getting the news out initially, then Lee for helping clarify the directions, and then all the people who have sent updates and texts, and helped people get onto the bird, particularly Simon, Mike and Lee who have co-ordinated and broadcast many of the updates.For some people this bird has been their first ever Wryneck, for others a much-awaited Bucks tick, whilst for others their best ever views of an often secretive species. For everyone, though, a wonderful local bird - so, thanks again to all those involved in sharing this bird. Cheers & Good Birding, Ben Miller