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).

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Additional information on the Brogborough HEN HARRIER

Thanks to some excellent directions from Neil Wright, Di and I were able to obtain cracking views of the HEN HARRIER hunting over a rolling rough grass field between 1.00 and 1.20 today. Neil was watching from the ridge but a quicker access for the casual visitor is to take the old A421 to the western end of Brogborough Lake then turn under the by-pass signed North Common Farm. Turn right immediately afterwards and park on the verge then take the public footpath for 600m roughly north with the tip fence on your right and some mature lleyllandii trees on your left. Eventually you'll see a brick barn in the distance. Continue to the end of the footpath and view the field to the left of the barn. Good luck if you go - super bird and a great find by Neil (Martin Palmer).

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