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

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

STONECHATS in North Bucks

05/3 11:30 : 2 (male & 1st late winter fem) COMMON STONECHATS : Willen Lake North, Willen Lakes.

On the W-NW bank. Saw the female first, singing. I heard another replying, so moved towards it & found the adult male at the top of a tree. Watched him flycatching for a good 25 minutes before he disappeared whilst I was distracted.

Jason Chalk