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, 18 July 2012

QUAIL near Saunderton

A Quail was found on Monday evening by Dan Hoare (per Ched George) just of Smalldean Lane in crop field by Small Dean Farm at SU821986.

Parking in small NT (free) car park on Smalldean Lane SU823989.

Walk up through woods and take gate on left through the clearing straight down and out of the gate at the bottom of the north end of the Park Wood clearing.

Also accessible from public footpath along edge of crop field off Smalldean Lane (parking as above).