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, 23 January 2011

WHOOPER SWAN still present

The adult WHOOPER SWAN was still present this morning on Motorway Pit in amongst 111 Mutes. Also 1 Little Egret.

At Quarryhall a pair of Ravens flew North. A flock of around 30 Yellowhammers were present and a few TREE SPARROWS were heard, but not seen in the Maize strip (Robert Norris)