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).

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Sandy Pits last night

A bit of birding at the angling pit near the railway line at Sandy (52.115494N,0.277256W, yesterday evening didn't produce anything extraordinary, but 50 species in one hour (18:45-19:45) - and it's nice to have all the migrants back!

Green Sandpiper 2
Common Tern 2
Kingfisher 1 male
Cuckoo 2 males cooing, 1 female calling and approaching a male
Yellow Wagtail 1 male flavissima
Sedge Warbler 7 sg.
Reed Warbler 1 sg.
Cetti's Warbler 3 sg.
Grasshopper Warbler 1 reeling on small island

Johannes Kamp

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