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).

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Saturday Sightings: Broom Gravel Pits

Waxwing- 2 in Upper Caldecote, Hitchin Rd
Brambling- c10 Moat House Copse, high in trees and very mobile
Little Ringed Plover- 3 in Gypsy Lane west and 1 on the washout pit
also 2 Ringed Plover and 1 Green Sandpiper
Swallow- 1 over peacock's North
Fieldfare- 19 North
Golden Plover- 17 South!

Water/Rock Pipit- 1 over Peacock's heading East
Common Tern- 1 over Peacock's Lake
Yellow Wagtail- 1 over North
Sedge Warbler- 1 North of Peacock's in scrub

Matt- and the Peacock's Island Scrub Clearance Committee. MT, SB, NC, TW, EG, MS, DT.

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