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).

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Thurleigh Airfield this morning

Thurleigh Airfield late morning produced a pair of Peregrines on the runway, one on prey, viewed from the Keysoe Row West gate where there was also a calling Chiffchaff on the move and a Stock Dove. At the south-west end, a Curlew was wandering around and a Dabchick was on the reservoir - but no Wheatears to be seen.

A quick stop on the A6 verge at Radwell confirmed well over a hundred Mute Swans still present and a ton of Wigeon too.

A Chiffchaff in my garden just now was a nice surprise.


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