Total Number of Species Recorded in 2011

2010 saw a total of 196 species recorded in Bedfordshire. Of this total, LGRE recorded 183, closely followed by Jim Gurney and Steve Blain on 181, Lol Carman on 180, Martin Palmer on 179 and Bob Chalkley on 177.

In 2011, a total of 452 species was recorded in Britain and Ireland of which I recorded just 69% (312); Bedfordshire recorded 204 species (of which I saw 94% at 191), Hertfordshire 192 (of which I saw 88.5% at 170) and Buckinghamshire 192 (of which I recorded just 86% at 165)

In 2012, I came fourth (on 168), following Steve Blain (177), Jim Gurney (174) and Martin Plamer (171).

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Highlights today

The first-winter SCANDINAVIAN ARCTIC REDPOLL was still showing well today in Coronation Pit, as well as 3 MEALY REDPOLLS (several observers), whilst elsewhere, there was Bittern in Rookery, 13 Waxwings by Milbrook play area, and Red-crested Pochard on Stewartby lake today (per Steve Thompson), 16 Waxwings by Bricklayers Arms, Potton (per Darren Oakley-Martin) and 100+ Waxwings in Ampthill Park this morning (per Neil Wright).

Two SHORT-EARED OWLS remain at The Wixams Development Fields.

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