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).

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

More WHEATEARS on Barton Hills

This morning a walk around Barton Hills NNR produced two Northern Wheatears, a male at the top SE corner between the gate and the fairy ring and a female on the top fence not far from the northern end. The male was also present yesterday whilst on sunday there was another male nearer to Plum Pudden This was a different individual as it was very brightly marked with a wide supercillium, the other being less bright with some buff on the grey mantle. Also had a Lesser Whitethroat in the scrub near the springs, and a lot of activity by pairs of Linnets. Twce have heard Tawny Owl calling in the distance from North end of reserve. Pair Bullfinch courting in TL03Z behind cemetery (Ian Kelly)

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