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, 24 June 2014

SUPPRESSORS - that's what they are

They were all there this evening - happy to watch a very rare local bird safe in the knowledge that most 'ordinary' county birdwatchers didn't know about it - yes Mike Collard, Graham Smith, Dave Parmenter, Dave Cleal - all enjoying good views of a local mega. I photographed all four of them on site - and Graham Smith, happy to total up all of the species recorded during the year on the Bucks email group, somehow forgot to add this one he is suppressing - a bit like the recent singing male Woodlark on Stoke Common and the pair of Montagu's Harriers in the west of the county. Talk about hypocrites. And you guessed it - once again that name 'Lee Evans' comes up in every conversation - MAKE SURE HE DOESN'T GET TO HEAR ABOUT IT. Rob Andrews being one of the ringleaders sends an email around especially inviting those that he can trust to suppress it - around 30 on the Special Invitations List it seems - and present for its third day, no surprise that those involved with running the BBC website have all tail-tailed it down there secretly. Well, be sure, I shall fully document all of those that make the pilgrimage during its period of internment. This is the mentality of a lot involved with the Bucks Bird Club - get to hear about something submitted to the website, then sit on it, but pop around and see it yourself and invite a few of your cronies around. Exactly what one of the bird report editors did with the Wilstone Savi's Warbler, informing people as they arrived ''Whatever you do, don't tell Evans - he will broadcast it to all and sundry - we are a select clique you know''. Wouldn't be so bad if any of them ever found anything, but they rarely do - but seem to think they have the stamp of authority on every record. There's no way I would ever support their clique and hence why I no longer submit a single thing to their website - all just hypocrites. And they had the cheek to try and flog me a copy of their dire avifauna for 20-odd quid - now remaindered at just £3.

So if you want to know what they are suppressing from you, email them directly - and maybe you can become part of the 'elite' club.