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

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Little Stint still; Black Red still

Both the LITTLE STINT at Dorney Common and BLACK REDSTART in High Wycombe still present today, whilst elsewhere, the GREAT WHITE EGRET is still at Gayhurst Quarry. A first-summer COMMON CRANE was in fields close to Cheddington for around half-an-hour late morning but then flew west towards the Wendover ridge when flushed by hang-glider.