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, 16 April 2011

15 April: WAXWING flock in Stoke Hammond

Timed at 7.40am this morning, a flock of between 50 and sixty BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Stoke Hammond at Junction of A4146 and Phoebes Orchard.

In trees and dropping down into the brook to drink. Very flighty with passing traffic, but managed to get 2 or 3 longish range record photographs.

Watched them for 10 mins or so before carrying on to work (Martin)