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, 11 February 2012

First CURLEWS...

Two CURLEWS at Gayhurst Quarry this afternoon. Also Marsh Tit along the lane but little else. No rare geese amongst the 300+ Greylags (Rob Hill)

Meanwhile, news has just reached my ears of a male BLACK REDSTART in a private garden in Priinces Risborough from 24 January until 6 February (per Don Stone)