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

OYSTERCATCHERS and RINGED PLOVERS arrive as mild weather continues

At Willington Gravel Pits this afternoon at last an Oystercatcher, by the fishing (Dovecote) lake, one Little Egret and pair of Common Shelduck on the main lake (Dave Ball).

At least 3 other Oystercatchers were discovered today in Bedfordshire (two at Chimney Corner North and another at Oak Farm), with a Ringed Plover and 6 Common Shelducks at Broom GP

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