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

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

WAXWING really in the wars

This was the poor Waxwing I spoke of yesterday, complete with large gash on the side of its neck. Paul Keene and I got very close to it but there was nothing we could do. Paul's images are above.