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, 9 April 2013

A plethora of OUZELS

There's something very magical about RING OUZELS and the highlight of every spring is seeing so many of these beautiful birds passing through the Chiltern Hills. Today, although I walked miles, I saw loads of RING OUZELS, including some small groups of up to 6 birds. I couldn't resist photographing them all......