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, 8 August 2012

Chats and SPOTTED FLYS in North Bucks

At Ravenstone STW this lunchtime, not only were the two WHINCHATS still present but there was also a juvenile COMMON STONECHAT and a female type Wheatear. The first three on the corn north of the track and the Wheatear frequenting the track about half way down.

This afternoon a family group of 6 Spotted Flycatchers were in the Allotments at Lathbury. Presumably these were the ones from over the road in the village.

Earlier in the day there were still around 20 Swifts over West Street in Olney.

Robert Norris