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, 3 September 2013

And yet another Bucks WRYNECK....

Nick Smart photographed a WRYNECK yesterday afternoon in Downley, High Wycombe.....

DIRECTIONS: Find the Moor Lane nursery/playgroup in Downley (there is a small amount of parking there) and then you walk up the slope on to the common and keep to the left fork, and it was in the scrubby thistle patch in the middle of the common (almost opposite the white house), only about 100/150 yards up from the Moor Lane playgroup.