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

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Major push of WHEATEARS

There were 9 NORTHERN WHEATERS (2 Females) on the rough ground opposite Argos at 08:40 this morning and this had increased to 11 by 10:45 ( per Chris Bird ); however a brief look at 13:30 revealed exactly NONE ! Not a single Wheatear in evidence

Whilst looking (unsuccessfully) for Roy’s Common Redstart (Incidentally species 123 for the Furzton List!) I found 3 BLACKCAPS (1 Female) and 2 Long Tailed Tits nest building.

Common Chiffchaffs are officially everywhere !

12 Great Crested Grebes were the highlight of Furzton Lake! (There was a Barnacle Goose present briefly last Saturday)

Simon Nichols