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

Thursday, 12 April 2012

North Bucks having a good day

Pair of GARGANEY in front of Near Hide at Linford NR (per Ben Miller)

per Mal McGar and Ben. The Ravenstone RING OUZEL was also still showing well mid morning with the 4 Northern Wheatears and a CURLEW heard. Another RING OUZEL , this time at Newport Pagnall Gravel Pits ,viewable from the main road in large field before storage depot (Rob Norris).