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, 17 February 2012

CROSSBILLS in Bow Brickhill

Around 20 very noisy COMMON CROSSBILLS at Bow Brickhill this afternoon. They were in Pines on the left of the track down to the Golf Club, about 150 yards down from the radio mast.Also two more near the Clubhouse (Robert Norris)