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, 13 February 2011

Castle Mills and Octagon Farm WeBS counts

WeBs count high lights today:

2 Little Egret
3 Common Redshanks
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Common Buzzard (over)
12 Teal

Octagon Farm

Very quite this morning no sign of the Water Pipit and no Pied Wagtails on the fields just a few Sky Larks and the odd Meadow Pipit. Also 7 Mute Swans, 19 Tufted Duck, 6 Coots, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant.

The small Pits near the A421 had more duck than usual with 28 Tufted Ducks, 6 Mallards, 9 Coot - Nick Cook

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