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).

Friday, 29 April 2011

Major passage of BAR-TAILED GODWITS

BAR-TAILED GODWITS were moving in large numbers this morning with 10 at Gypsy Lane Pit first thing followed by 25 through Broom GP at 0810 hours (Steve Blain)

A further 70 or more passed through Rookery Pit South (with some lingering) (Andy Plumb) whilst Neil Wright noted both WHIMBREL and ARCTIC TERN at Brogborough

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