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).

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Tuesday 27 December

With the Christmas Bird Hunt in full swing, a total of 99 species have now been recorded in the county since Christmas Eve. Highlights today included 2 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in the usual berry-bearing shrubs in Leighton Street, Woburn (per Barry Nightingale), a GREATER SCAUP at Brogborough Lake (per Neil Wright), 22 TREE SPARROWS in Southill village (Paul Donald) and 2 JACK SNIPES at Derek White's Pit (Steve Blain); also 7 GOOSANDERS on Eversholt Lake, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS at The Wixams and several MERLINS scattered about.

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