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

Saturday, 4 December 2010

North Bucks WAXWINGS

I have just found 2 WAXWINGS at Tongwell , initially in the Tall trees by the car park , they then flew and I relocated them at the end of Yeomens Drive , at the back of the John Lewis Depot , they then flew into Blakelands. Also 3 RED CRESTED POCHARDS (1 Male) 1 Male Goosander , 46 Shoveler and 87 Tufted Duck on the 80% Frozen Lake ! - Simon Nichols