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).

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Kempston Road Wetlands WeBS

Numbers of wildfowl have dropped over the week, especially on the north pool next to Wiles Wood.Today: 1 pair Mute Swans, 3 Little Grebe, 1 GC Grebe, 4 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 1 Widgeon, 4 Teal. 3 Greylag, 7 Lapwings. The resident? Little Egret and my first for these pools, 2 Oystercatchers. On the southern pools next to Marsh Leys and the ditches provided another pair of young Mute Swans, pair of GC Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 16 Widgeon, 3 Cormorant and a few more Mallard, Coot and Moorhen (Warwick Davies)

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