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, 8 May 2012

Sightings 5-8 May

All 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBES remained throughout at Derek White's, whilst early Saturday saw 6 GREY PLOVERS still at Gypsy Lane West, Broom, and the first WOOD SANDPIPER of the spring (Mark Thomas/Lol Carman et al). A COMMON GREENSHANK appeared on 7th-8th.

A female RING OUZEL was at Skimpot, Blows Downs, on 5th (Mick Price), with 2 at Pegsdon Hills that day and 2 WHINCHATS throughout at Stanford (Stuart Warren) and another at Marston Vale (Paul Wright).

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