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, 31 August 2011

BLACK KITE in the north of the county

Trish and I have just had excellent views of a BLACK KITE (seen from ca 4.40 - 4.45). It was over the road leading out of Whaddon north (to Calverton). First appeared from the West, circled over us for some time, then drifted off to the West again (general direction of Nash) (Bob Tunnicliffe)