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, 13 May 2011

A good morning at The Lodge

A few bits of news from the Lodge thanks to Andy Schofield:

Woodlark - one seen this morning (13th) flying over the new heath then off towards the transmitter. The first sighting here since early april.

Tree Pipit - one heard briefly on the new heath on Wednesday (11th).

Spotted Flycatchers - now four singing along the drive between the gatehouse and the main house.

Common Crossbill - one over the new heath this morning (13th)

Steve Blain

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