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

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

COMMON CRANE relocates to Otmoor in Oxfordshire

The adult COMMON CRANE that several of us saw last night at Gallows Bridge (and Tim Watts photographed - see above) was present overnight and remained on the main meadow visble from the hides until 1300 hours, when it drifted off NW. By 1430 hours, it had relocated to Otmoor.