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, 27 April 2012

Blows Downs this morning

The male Redstart this morning (the first male of the year I think) was
using the fence line which crosses the southern paddock parallel to the
green lane and centre path - it was favouring the end of the fence nearest
to the houses

Also - at least 16 Wheatear through the site with up to 19 (if I didn't
double count some) - this included a fly - past group of 10 by the chalk

Phil Hendon's female Ring Ouzel on the Tesco slope was very elusive.

Elsewhere on the site a couple of Common Whitethroat in and singing plus a
vocal Lesser Whitethroat - a flyover Cuckoo was my first for the year.

An excellent morning



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