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, 20 March 2011

No further sign of Marsh Harrier

No sight of Steve Northwood's Marsh Harrier at Rookery South ClP between 12.00 noon and 1.10pm today but...

1 female Pintail, 48 Teal, pair Shelduck, 20 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 10 Common Redshanks, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 1 pair Ringed Ploversc15 Stock Doves and a few Yellowhammers along entrance track; 2 Gt Black Backs, 28 L B Backs, 4 Herring Gulls

No Cetti's Warblers at MVMP (yet again) but a pair of displaying Buzzards over

1 Chiffchaff calling at Millbrook Pillinge

a female Brambling in my Kempston garden this morning was a garden year tick for us


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