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, 7 December 2010

Huge TREE SPARROW flock still at Daisy Farm

The large TREE SPARROW flock was still present this morning in the game strip and hedge alongside the track near the entrance to Little Linford Wood (photographs by kind courtesy of Mike Lawrence), and making plenty of noise. There was also a large number of Reed Bunting, with several Yellowhammer and Chaffinch, and a single female Brambling. They all dived for cover at one stage when a female Sparrowhawk flew over.There was a small flock of about 20 fieldfare around the entrance to the wood (Tony Garner)