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, 13 March 2011

Today's Sightings - Martin Palmer

Keith Owen and I found two slightly differing first-winter CASPIAN GULLS at Stewartby Lake roost this evening. The roost was smaller than of late and was gathered tightly and distantly on the far (south-east) side of the lake. At least 1 adult and 1 second-winter Y L Gull were also seen. 11 Gt Black-backs were present - the highest number of the week.

Earlier today I saw the WATER PIPIT at Octagon Farm at 11.05am plus a pair of Common Redshanks and a Green Sandpiper. By the hardstanding were 15 Siskins and 28 Goldfinches plus a single redpoll sp flew over Meadow Lane calling.

Around 11.45, a Dunlin was on the wash-out pit at GMGrowers side of Broom GP's and at least 80 Waxwings were present at G M Growers itself - SCB had counted 110 just before Di and I arrived.

A drake Red Crested Pochard and a female Goosander were on the riverside pit at Roxton GP's and 1 possibly 2 pairs of Oyks were on the main lake.

Late afternoon there were 27 Goldeneye at Brogboro' Lake and a female Goosander still there too (MJP)

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