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, 6 January 2013

Today's Highlights

GREAT WHITE EGRET still present today and frequenting Mill Farm Water Meadows (Chess Valley) (John Foster's image above) and adult DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE at Newport Pagnell (Robert Norris).

Also, adult GLAUCOUS GULL still present at Foxcote, COMMON STONECHAT at Springfield Quarry and lots of WAXWINGS, including 138 in Central Milton Keynes, 42 in Newton Longville, 21 on the Fairford Leys Estate in Aylesbury, 20 at Beaconsfield Services and 2 at College Lake