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

Friday, 14 December 2012

Friday Roundup

Just over the border in BERKSHIRE, an AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT remains for a third day, showing down to just a few yards on the West/Northwest bank of Queen Mother Reservoir; this is a real MEGA and well worth the visit (Day Permits on offer from the gate at £2)

In North Bucks, both juvenile LONG-TAILED DUCKS are still present on Foxcote Reservoir, with 33 WAXWINGS in Bernwood Forest at Oakley Wood, 30 still in Bletchley (in Asda Car Park) and up to 30 in Buckingham Road, Aylesbury.