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).

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Southill area

Lots of birds new in around Southill, mostly Fieldfares and Skylarks, a few big flocks of the latter between Southill and Broom. Also a big mixed flock of Skylarks and Linnets in the little set-aside fields just west of Broom. The redhead Smew looked rather lonely on Gypsy Lane West. A few Lesser Redpolls and a Bullfinch in Southill Millennium Woods and a Red kite over. About 40 Golden Plover in fields north of Southill, a far cry from the hundreds around at Xmas. A Woodcock flew over the house yesterday evening (Paul Donald)

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