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, 2 February 2012

A few bits from while I've been away:A Ring-necked Parakeet was around Beeston from late 2011 until the middle of January. Unfortunately it hasn't been seen since the colder weather arrived. A photo can be found here:

A Ring Ouzel wintered in a Toddington garden and was seen throughout Jan and Feb 2011. Many thanks to Lawrence Jarrett for chasing this up, and for Brian Mander for giving permission for his photos to be published on the blog:

A male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker has been visiting a garden peanut feeder in Shefford recently. Again I have some pictures but need to get permission before I can publish them.

Steve Blain

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