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).

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Both still present, when I left just after 14:00 in the same group of trees. Excellent views of the WOOD WARBLER, frequently returning to the smaller Oak tree, at the base of the fork in the path, also favouring the Sycamores and Cherrys. Obliging pair of Spotted Flycatchers with three young, also in the same trees, as well as a couple of Treecreeper, and a bonus flyover calling Common Crossbill. Local, urban birding at its best! David Roche --- David had found both birds this morning - a Wood Warbler and a juvenile PIED FLYCATCHER in the same group of trees in Bedford Park. They are at grid ref TL051510 - basically between the band stand, pavillion, and lake. Take the path north-west from the band stand until the small cross-roads. Then take the right-hand path through some Hornbeams to the next group of trees. The Pied Fly was still showing this evening but not the Wood Warbler - the latter disappeared about 1830 hours......

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