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).

Thursday, 28 April 2011

BAR-WIT bonanza

A flock of 4 BAR-TAILED GODWITS arrived in Rookery Pit South early morning and were still there early afternoon. Two were then seen at Peacock's Lake, Broom, before being joined by a third, with all three departing NE at 0840. They pitched back down at Derek White's where they remained for about an hour......several observers

Thanks to a text from Steve via Jim Gurney, I just nipped over to the plateau to scope Derek's from the Lodge to see three summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwits. At 9.45 they flew off and I picked them up flying towards me. They veered off over the main house and gardens rather than overhead which was a shame as I was posed with camera for an awful record shot (Richard Bashford)

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