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, 22 February 2012

Rookery records wanted

I am undertaking a full Rook census in Buckinghamshire this year, attempting to map and count all of the rookeries. With this in mind, I will be very grateful for any records.

Between now and the end of March is the best time to count, as the trees are still not in leaf and the nests are easily visible. The information I require is thus -:

1) Location of Rookery with 6 figure OS grid reference

2) Exact number of active nests (eg, occupied nests)

3) accurate count of Rooks present in or around colony

If you know of a Rookery but can't get over to check it, let me know it's location and I will get round to surveying it

I shall present a detailed summary of results which will be sent out to all contributors

Please email me on with any information

Many thanks