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).

Monday, 16 May 2011

Sunday 15 May - MJP Diary Notes

a quick round up of my wanderings today 15/5/11....

Willington GP's (mid morning) ~ 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Nightingale, 2+ Garden Warblers, 1 Small Heath butty

Dunstable STW (from noon) ~ the drake Ring-necked Duck turned out to have a dodgy grand parent of the Tufty persuasion, a feral Whooper Swan flew off honking (thanks for access Rob)

Brogborough Lake (c12.45) ~ 23 G C Grebes but little else

Green Lane, Stewartby ~ Turtle Dove on wires at breakers yard, north corner of Stewartby Lake c3.45pm

Rookery South ClP (3.50 to c4.30) ~ a Grey Plover was new in, numerous Swifts, 2 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 9 Ringed Plovers, pair Teal, 1 drake Red Crested Pochard

London Lane, Houghton Conquest ~ a Cuckoo seen on roadside wires

Gypsy Lane (crop field by public footpath on west side of road north of excavations) ~ 1 Quail heard on 3 occasions between 5.00 and 5.45pm, numerous Swifts

A421 Harrowden ~ a Hobby flew low over the Bedford by-pass c 6.00pm


p.s. Grasshopper Warbler heard from roadside adjacent to public footpath up from play area at Lidlington Village c9.15pm Friday 13th May approx SP992388

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