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

Monday, 18 April 2011

Sunday roundup from North Bucks

A few things from today, Sunday 17 April -:
1m Wheatear at CMK.

2m Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wag & 2 Whitethroat at Ravenstone STW.

1 Raven over Little Linford village.

1 Green Sand, 1 LRP, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Whitethroat and the 3 Red-crested Pochard at Linford.

2 Ringed Plover, 4 LRP, 2 Oycs, 5 Common Tern at Willen.

After the initial rush of the last 10 days or so, seems like a few of our summer migrants are rather slow to return in good numbers, e.g. Swallow, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, House Martin.

Rob Hill