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

Friday, 4 November 2011

North Bucks today - GREENSHANK and SHORT-EARED OWL

The COMMON GREENSHANK remains at Gayhurst Quarry today, ranging between Fishing and Spinney Pits - now present 3 weeks. At Linford tonight there were 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS again. One in the fields around Swans Way and the other mainly in the rough area between the Canal and the new housing estate.

The canal bridge is an excellent place to stand as you can look in both directions. Access from the end of Weavers Way in the new estate, reached from the traffic lights by where Wolverton Road meets the V7 Saxon Street (Rob Norris).