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 December 2012

Today's Highlights

Both juvenile LONG-TAILED DUCKS remain on Foxcote Reservoir, where 3 Goldeneye and 1 redhead Goosander were also seen; 9 more Goosander on Stowe Lake and 2 more on Caldecotte Lake

WAXWINGS galore still, including the 146 still on Denbigh Road, just off of the former A5 in Bletchley at MK1 1DT, at least 56 in Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury (HP19 8BB), 21 in Oakley and 4 near Leckhampstead