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, 6 October 2011

A single Common Tern was roosting on a buoy at a chilly and windy Stewartby Lake this evening. Only a couple each of Common Gull and G B Back noticed amongst a few hundred B H Gulls, an estimate of c2000 L B Backs with 62+ Herring Gulls and c13 Yellow-legged Gulls inc 1f.w.

Other species noted were 11 G C Grebes, 8 Dabchicks, 10 Mallards, 40 Mute Swans inc 1f.w., pair Gadwall, around 150+ Jackdaws through to roost, a few C Crows, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8+ Long-tailed Tits, 1 Robin heard, 1 Oystercatcher still on the sailing club lawn (MJP)

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