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

Thursday, 7 January 2016

TREE SPARROWS still surviving but no sign of any Willow Tits

I travelled up north today in the hope of finding some Willow Tits in North Bucks but despite trying both sites (Salcey Forest and Hollington Wood Emberton) I failed in my quest. Nice flock of 8 TREE SPARROWS still though on the bird feeders in Dag Lane.........

Had no luck with Ashley's 6 Manor Farm Pintail, although I see 3 of them were at Linford Nature Reserve.....