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

Southill PINK-FOOT and BRAMBLINGS still there

A single PINK-FOOTED GOOSE still with the remaining 67 Greylag Geese at Southill Lake.

Good-ish count of Pochards - 78, otherwise duck numbers fairly low, inc 29 Tufted, 15 Teals and 2 Gadwall. 11 GC Grebes, some displaying. 24 Grey Heron nests occupied, 34 birds present. Also 2 Red Kites, 5 Common Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk.

Near the right-hand bend between Warden Warren tree nursery at least 25 BRAMBLINGS still, some of them very smart now, and two MEALY REDPOLLS (Barry Nightingale)

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