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).

Friday, 11 March 2011

No sign of redpoll at Meadow Lane

No show by the Scandinavian Arctic Redpoll at Meadow Lane east of Bedford by 11.15 this morning but from 9.15 until 11.15 there were 3 Mealy Redpolls permanently on show in the silver birches on the west side of the road at the rear of Bedford Eagles FC and from c10.55 a lone Lesser Redpoll was also present until it flew off over the by-pass with the Mealys - MJP

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