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, 21 January 2011

WAXWINGS in the North

I've just counted (at 1015) 37 Waxwings in the trees on the Denbigh roundabout (the large one between Ikea and B&Q), i returned 10 minutes later at 1025 to find they had relocated to the trees alongside B&Q.

There was 35 Waxwings yesterday in Halfords car park but i didn't put the report out because no sooner had i counted them they all cleared off.

I also had a drive through Kingston this morning and couldn't see any, but as this flock seems to be very mobile hopefully they'll turn up later - Dave James