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, 16 January 2011

Under-counting of WAXWING flocks

This morning I reported 200+ Waxwings around Lloyds Court, CMK, just after 09.00. They were in four separate trees and I quickly took photos of them all so there would be no duplication. Having just had the chance to count them, and allowing for one or two I may have missed or double-counted, there were 319 - a very impressive total. A pity the light was so poor for better photography (Geoff Dawes)