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, 21 December 2010

North Bucks today

Great Linford - Marsh Road - at the junction with Lufford Park 1 MEALY REDPOLL with 10 Lesser Redpoll in a Silver Birch. Also 25ish WAXWINGS flew over mid morning.

Tongwell Lake - 2 BLACK-TAILED GODWITS stood on the frozen ice about 10 feet from the shoreline at 11:45 then flew off low towards Blakelands.

Giffard Park - Hinault Avenue - another 50 Lesser Redpoll.