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, 21 March 2014

One of two wintering EUROPEAN TURTLE DOVES in North Bucks this year

This bird was in my garden late afternoon
on 6th March. When I first saw the bird, it was hunched up and not moving. After 15 minutes
it flew about 20yds up into the trees nearby and then went lower down; never seen again (Bob Fowles)