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

Friday, 31 December 2010

Large WAXWING flock still present in Milton Keynes

Made a quick detour on my way to MK shopping centre with wife and daughter - there were 152+ waxwings roosting in the large tree at intersection of Illingworth Place and Century Avenue at 15:30-1545 this afternoon, making a fantastic noise!

I'm not sure what they have been feeding on, but as we drove through the estate towards the shopping centre, there still appeared to be many berry laden bushes (Bill Parker)