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

Monday, 4 February 2013

North Bucks today

In the North of the County today, the SLAVONIAN GREBE was still present in the NW corner of Tongwell Lake, the WILLOW TIT was again on the feeders at the Woodland Hide, Linford NR and in Stoke Goldington Village, an astonishing 43 TREE SPARROWS in the usual garden (per Graham White, Chris Holt & Tim Daccus). A female GREATER SCAUP was also reported at Tongwell Lake.