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, 26 July 2011


A few bits of news, per Steve Blain

A EUROPEAN NIGHTJAR was seen at The Lodge by Graham Wilton-Jones on Sunday evening (24th), but unfortunately hasn't been seen since.

A Ring-necked Parakeet also flew over here on Monday morning (25th), per Andy Schofield. Another Ring-necked Parakeet (or perhaps the same one?) flew over Waterloo Thorns on Sunday 17th, per Guy Anderson,

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