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, 11 April 2012

Quainton Hills today

A definite influx of migrants today, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers in lower hedgelines/ 3 groups of Wheatear in 3 areas totalled 16 / Meadow pipits in groups of 6- 20 in all areas plus a steady trickle passing overhead earlier/ 2 Swallows over

Found what assumed was same male COMMON REDSTART seen in this hedgeline a few days ago, sat and watched at distance and saw it at far end. Crept a bit closer, sat and watched it popping out when a 2nd male flew out closer to me (Tim Watts).