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, 7 January 2011

Bletchley WAXWINGS

I have just counted 94 WAXWINGS feeding on the Rowans next to B&Q on Saxon Street in Bletchley. They are feeding on the floor too, which is something I hadn't witnessed before. The best place I found to view them is from the top corner of the TKMAXX car park then look across to B&Q, the trees were full of them at 10.30 (Dave James)