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

WHEATEAR at last - and first MARSH HARRIER

A NORTHERN WHEATEAR at Whipsnade Zoo (Cliff Tack) this morning is the first one reported to me so far this year.

Earlier this morning, there were 6 Waxwings in the middle of Upper Caldecote on my way to dipping both the Sheerhatch Lesser Spot, and the Wyboston Black Redstart (Steve Blain)

Meanwhilew. Steve Northwood recorded MARSH HARRIER, the female PINTAIL and 2 DUNLIN in Rookery Pit.

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