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).

Monday, 18 April 2011


17 April: One female drumming consistently and calling occasionally in Ampthill Park this lunchtime. TL029385. On easternmost side of open area of the park calling from dead tops of tree 30m south of the ridge, moving into next group of trees on top of ridge and briefly drumming from another tree just within the wood at the bottom of the slope (Andy Grimsey)

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