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).

Saturday, 9 April 2011

8 April: Another COMMON REDSTART

Female COMMON REDSTART on junction of footpaths at Oak Farm/ Old Bedford Road, Potton, grid reference TL 210 494 at 07:10.

Now around 110 Sand Martins in Sandy Heath Quarry.

The first [Common] Whitethroat singing on the new heath at The Lodge at 07:30.

Darrell Oakley-Martin

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