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

Monday, 25 October 2010

First BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS of the autumn

Bob Tunnicliffe has had 3 WAXWINGS briefly along the River Ouse by the Iron Trunk bridge , Near Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes. However there are no berries there , so presumed to have moved on (per Simon Nichols).

There was also a LAPLAND BUNTING present at Ivinghoe Hills briefly yesterday morning (David Bilcock) and another at Dorney Return Rowing Lakes yesterday afternoon and this morning (Russell Ness)