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

WAXWINGS still in Stoke Hammond early morning

6.30am Saturday 16th April 2011

The flock of 59 Waxwings are still in Stoke Hammond. Same place as yesterday, junction of A4146 and Phoebes Orchard. Also flying across to large tree on opposite side of the road adjacent to the Key Motor Company garage. If using statnav, use MK17 9LW postcode. The noise they are making is amazing ! (Martin Shadow)