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

RAVENS in north of the county

There were 4 COMMON RAVENS at Wootton most of the morning, today, mainly in the vicinity of the churchyard. Mostly sitting in the local Pine Trees, but every now and then soaring around the area, at one time accompanying a passing Buzzard.Very vocal and upsetting just about every other corvid in the vicinity. It looked like they were two pairs but could well have been the breeding pair and their two young (Rob Norris)