Recording Area Annual Totals

97 Species in 2013, 99 in 2012, 94 in 2011, 108 species were recorded in 2010;

Monday, 27 October 2014

First local GREAT GREY SHRIKE in decades

Last Friday, a visiting Canadian birdwatcher chanced upon a GREAT GREY SHRIKE in the Misbourne Valley - showing well in isolated bushes within the hedgerows 200 yards south of the A413 about a third of a mile east of Old Amersham. This was the first record within the immediate Amersham Recording Area in several decades.....a corking record

Thursday, 9 October 2014


I witnessed a flock of 470 ATLANTIC CANADA GEESE present on Lowndes Park, Chesham, today - the largest number ever recorded in the area and Chess Valley. The single GREYLAG GOOSE was also still with them...

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

ROBINS return to garden for winter

This first day of October saw the arrival of not one but 2 ROBINS in my garden today - both singing to each other; also plenty of Jays on the move locally...