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).

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Recent news

On 18 May, Broom GP attracted a WOOD SANDPIPER and SANDERLING (SCB), with a singing male WOOD WARBLER near Harrold (Duncan Woodhead).

A drake GARGANEY was on the Pillinge on 19 May (Steve Northwood), with BLACK TERN on Peacock's Lake, Broom, on 20 May (SCB) and a WHITE STORK gliding south very high over Upper Caldecote at 1740 hours on 22 May (Alan Wakeford).

A RUFF was at Derek White's on 24 May, with 2 GREY PLOVERS at Radwell Viaduct Pit and a SANDERLING in Rookery South.

More recently, a COMMON QUAIL has been calling near Wrestlingworth at TL 264 464

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