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

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

RING OUZEL on Quainton Hills

Quainton Hills;

With Warren Claydon, over widely separated areas we got Wheatear count up to a definite 28. Also a female RING OUZEL at base of West slopes in roughly same area as I had a possible recently. 2 Lesser Whitethroats seen and Warren heard then spotted 3 Yellow Wagtails over the period, each a single flying over tops high and North.

On later visit with Colleen we saw 5 Raven together sat on old wall, 3 of these were juveniles.

Tim Watts