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, 13 December 2010

WAXWING in Walter's Ash

A single WAXWING seen yesterday in trees behind Allen Drive, Walter's Ash at midday. Only there briefly then flew off W giving its wonderful trilling call. Same or another bird seen about an hour later flying over garden in same direction. Perhaps a fragment of the flock seen in Lacey Green yesterday? Bird was on top of a large oak, at first glance assumed it was a starling, but suspicion was raised by its erect stance so ran for bins and scored second waxwing tick from garden. Worth keeping an eye out! - Neil Fletcher