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

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Simon's Sunday round-up from the North

The Bletchley WAXWINGS are still showing very well around Tescos in Bletchley - Geoff Dawes called to say over 100 were still showing at 09:00 and when I did a quick drive past at 11:00 there were still a sizeable number just across the road in Halfords Car Park , a very quick visit to Walton ( 5 mins as i was late for a Squash match ! ) didnt produce any Bearded Tits and a few other birders had also spent time there unsuccessfully

No sign of the Bittern along Bond Avenue either , but it was on view from 14:30 til 15:30 yesterday , so maybe afternoons are better , look in the scrub and along the stream halfway between Bletcham Way and the Mount Farm Car Park (Simon Nichols)