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, 15 August 2011

Sunday highlights - 14 August

Male Redstart in bushes around the trig point on Deacon Hill, Pegsdon this morning. Also a flock of c.150 Goldfinches, and a trickle of Yellow Wags, House Martins, and Swallows moving south. Only one Meadow Pipit seen moving south, and none on-site.

Mid-morning at Rookery 4 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 4 Common Sands, 3 Green Sands, 3 Greenshank, 11 Ringed Plovers (inc 2 Tundra Ringo's), 1 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Hobby. Water fast disappearing, but looks great (Steve Blain/Nick Cook)

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