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, 3 April 2012

BARN OWL recovery

On 19 February 2012, I found a dead BARN OWL on the northbound A5 at Fourne Hill Farm, near Heath and Reach (Bedfordshire). Sadly it had been hit and killed by a passing vehicle.

It transpired that this particular Barn Owl had been ringed 255 days previous in a nestbox 24km away in Buckinghamshire, at Thornborough Grounds Farm, Thornborough, on 9 June 2011

24 kilometres is quite a way for a Barn Owl to move

Best wishes

Lee Evans

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