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

Friday, 10 May 2013

MARSH HARRIER for second day and SHORT-EARED OWL again

A creamcrown MARSH HARRIER caught and killed a duckling at Calvert Sailing Lake last night (per Warren Claydon) and was still present this morning until early afternoon.

Meanwhile, at Ivinghoe Beacon, the SHORT-EARED OWL appeared again hunting the roadside verge of the main road early afternoon (Nancy Reed)