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).

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Shefford WAXWINGS update

I have just returned from there, just want to say cheers for Adam Hough for finding them and getting the word out and providing directions. I parked in the 1 of the 3 spaces opposite the post office in the town and walked down the river. I'd say there is definitely 50 WAXWINGS present, maybe more. They are quite mobile but due to the large number of them quite easy to find (and hear!!). Berries are scattered around, I wouldn't say there is "plenty" left but due to it being near a housing estate i would guess there is a decent supply around; some just may be inaccessible.

The birds are confiding with dog walkers/kids on bikes etc going right underneath them although they are mobile and are flying around all over the place, they are even coming down to the stream in large numbers to drink. Passers by/residents seem quite interested asking questions.

Mark Thomas was present and spotted a colour ringed bird so keep your eyes out, i'm going to trawl through my many photos to see if i have any! Enjoy them, they are brilliant! - Ben Andrew

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