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, 24 May 2011


What a corker. Steve Blain obtained this terrific shot. This was the breeding plumaged adult SLAVONIAN GREBE that graced Priory Country Park lake all day Saturday before moving north to Mary's Lake at Summer Leys NR in Northamptonshire. Well it was going well for me, but with dipping so many good birds, MJP is now at least 5 species clear of me at the helm, as regards 2011 County Listing...........

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