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, 27 March 2011

Calvert and areas today

Gallows bridge; 4 Curlew/ 7 Barnacle Geese on reserve; in adjacent low crop fields there were c 200 Linnet/ 12 Lapwing and minimum of 246 Golden Plover roosting. Calvert; Cetti's Warbler singing and seen a few times in reeds below 1st hide/Water Rail/ Quainton Hills; Viewed from roadside spots, my first male Wheatear of year in horse paddock at base of Nrth slopes/ 2nd prob Wheatear at extreme distance on post Denham hill/ imm Peregrine perched on post Denham Hill not full adult but not as young/brown as one seen at G.B.F recently/ 3 Mipits displaying. Tim Watts