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, 19 July 2012


COMMON REDSTARTS are returning southwards in force with 4 today at Rowsham, 3 in Inkombe Hole, 1 near Downs Farm, a male still at Quainton and a juvenile at Stowe

There was also a nice WHINCHAT at Ravenstone Sewage Works today

At Olney Mill, a female GOOSANDER accompanies just three surviving chicks, with another female nearby