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

Sunday 27 March - MJP Diary Notes

went out and about in Beds this afternoon..... highlights as follows, 64 species seen or heard: Cardington Business Park: Mistle Thrush Priory C Pk: lots of dogs, children and their owners but little of note birdywise ~ no hirundines and no Willow Warbler Octogan Farm: no Pipits, no waders other than Lapwing, 1 Sand Martin north-east, pair Teal, Chiffchaff singing, 1 Buzzard, 2 Red-legged Partridges Meadow Lane: pair Oyks, several Wigeon, a few Lapwings, A603 Cardington to Cople: 1 Kestrel Cardington: 1 Peregrine Raptor Triangle: no Little Owls, no Red Kites, 5 Buzzards Quest ClP: 236 Lesser Black-backs, c25 Herring Gulls, 13 Gt Black-backs, 3 Common Gulls, only 2 B H Gulls, 11+ Dabchicks,1 Redshank, 40 Lapwings, 2 pair Teal Rookery South ClP: 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 2 pair Ringed Plovers, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Snipe, 13 Redshanks, a few Lapwings, pair of Shoveler, pair of Pintail, several Teal, 12 Mute Swans, 2m 1f Wigeon, 4 drake and 2 female Red Crested Pochards Marston Vale M Pk (entrance track only): 7 Wigeon amongst usual wildfowl Marston STW: 2 Pied Wagtails, no hirundines MJP

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