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, 29 July 2011

Rookery South

John O'Sullivan and I spent a very pleasant sunny hour at Rookery late afternoon yesterday. Perhaps the most unexpected bird was an immature Northern Wheatear which was hanging around the start of the access track just past the slurry heap. Apparently a migrant, but somewhat early for Bedfordshire I would have thought? On the pit itself we counted the following: 3 Little Egrets, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 4-5 Greenshanks, 4 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 LRP, 3-4 Ringed Plovers, many Lapwings, 1 female Shoveler, 3-4 Common Terns. Sadly no sign of Keith's Sanderling of the previous day (David Fisher and John O'Sullivan)

No comments:

Post a Comment