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, 27 March 2011

Saturday afternoon: RING OUZEL at Marston Vale

A successful day at the MVCP today. Started with a single BARN SWALLOW over the sewage works at 8.05 - 8.15am. Then a little egret flew over the visitors centre towards the pillinge at 8.30am. A woodcock flew over the Long Meadow and towards the Pillinge at 10.30am. (MVCP tick for me, at long last!) Several Sand Martins were seen near the visitors centre around 11.00 - 12.00. A Red kite was found by Neil Wright near the sewage works at around 12.30pm which flew off towards Stewartby Lake. Best of all, a male RING OUZEL appeared on the field infront of the visitors centre about 1.40pm. It was there for about one minute before being flushed by some kids... Martin Green

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