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

Sunday, 11 November 2012

CASPO again

At Spade Oak Pit, Little Marlow, Alan Stevens saw the first-winter CASPIAN GULL again today, whilst elsewhere in the county, quite a few WAXWINGS are now cropping up. The scene is set for another huge invasion of this berry-munching boreal species, with flocks of 550 or more at numerous sites in northern England at present.