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, 2 January 2012


Juvenile GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, c30 Goldeneye and juvenile GREATER SCAUP still all at Brogborough Lake at 3.55 and the original GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still at Stewartby Lake at 4.05pm so definitely the Broggy diver is new and I believe the Grafham and Caldecotte (MK) birds are still present today too. Also at Stew Lake, the Common Sandpiper was still present at 10.30 this morning and tonight's gull roost included more than 60 Herring Gulls, 45 L B Backs and 15 G B Backs (Martin Palmer).

1 comment:

  1. Amazing shot! Really lucky to be able to see these species in their habitat. Might be worth trying to get a feature on a Bedford news site or something?