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).

Thursday, 10 March 2011

07 March - ARCTIC REDPOLL still present

Mark Ward and I had excellent views of the SCANDINAVIAN ARCTIC REDPOLL along Meadow Lane this lunchtime (12:20-12:35). It was frequenting the birches by the bridge over the A421 just to the north of the football ground with c.10 Lesser Redpolls and several pale Mealy Redpolls (but beware the Mealies are very white too!) The grid ref is TL 086 491.

Please park sensibly and do not block the road here as the sewage works lorries use this route frequently.

An excellent find by Martin Palmer!

Steve Blain

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