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

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Not a bad day

A flock of 7 BLACK-TAILED GODWITS was seen at Spade Oak GP today (Alan Stevens) with another in the north of the county; also at least 6 COMMON REDSTARTS and 3 WHINCHATS on Quainton Hills (Tim Watts) and 2 HAWFINCHES in a Hardmead garden briefly. Quite a few WHINCHATS at different localities elsewhere in the county.