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

Saturday, 22 January 2011

WAXWINGS still in Milton Keynes

After drawing a blank at the first couple of sites checked early morning The Jaipur Indian restaurant ( not far from the railway station ) turned up trumps, with 141 WAXWINGS there. However after only five minutes with them the vast majority flew off South-West and over the railway into the depths of MK.

Onto Kingston retail park where they were gradually building up, when we left there were 74 there. Frustratingly one of the 'Jaipur' birds was ringed, but I could not get enough detail on it, but there appeared to be white and yellow on left leg (Mike + Ted Wallen)