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).

Friday, 9 March 2012

SCAUPS still present

Pip Housden and I visited the MVMP, M Pillinge, Millbrook Station complex for a few hours this afternoon...... almost 50 species found - highlights were 2 singing Cetti's, of which I glimpsed one, by L3 and a "self-found" Oyk on the Pillinge where also 2 Redshanks.

4 Lesser Redpolls were in an alder by the circular path including a pale full summer male but not a mealy how ever much we tried.

Late afternoon at Brogborough Lake and all 4 scaup (2m2f) were close together for once. 24 Goldeneye also seen here and almost a rarity now that the pits have closed, a first-summer and a second-summer Herring Gull, both argenteus, were also found

Martin J Palmer

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