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, 29 December 2012

Latest News as we near the end of 2012

The GREAT WHITE EGRET is still present on Mill Farm Water Meadows in the Chess Valley today, but the two Foxcote Long-tailed Ducks seem to have gone

Warren Claydon had 2 adult CASPIAN GULLS at Calvert BBOWT over Christmas as well as the HAWFINCHES in Penn Wood that I first found way back in November

A flock or two of WAXWINGS still about (in the South and North of the County) but not much else