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, 30 October 2011


Much of morning spent at Kings Wood, Ampthill in company initially with SCB and NC, later PH. Tit flock proving elusive but usual suspects eventually all seen well, especially a nice Marsh Tit. Both Steve and Nick got a brief view of a FIRECREST some 300m along the central path from top end but it wasn't associating with the mixed flock. I twice saw a female Muntjac here.

On walk back to the car, a chunky finch flying low south at 12.40 just a little ahead of me as I approached the farm was calling chip chip chip and proved to be a nice "green" juv or female Crossbill.

Super gull views of some 200+ feeding on Stewartby Tip but I didn't connect with Steve's f.w. Caspian Gull which I'd seen yesterday. Steve and Nick saw it before I got there this morning and it wasn't about when I re-visited from c12.50 to c1.10. 98 Herring Gulls, 52 L B Backs and 49 Gt Black-backs were counted (MJP)

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