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).

Sunday, 28 October 2012


Johnny Lynch had a juvenile KITTIWAKE at Grovebury Pit briefly this morning whilst 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBES remain at Brogborough Lake.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Still at least 3 SCANDINAVIAN ROCK PIPITS present at Broom Gypsy Lane West today (Richard Bashford), whilst 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBES remain at Brogborough Lake. WOODLARKS continue to be seen at The Lodge, Sandy, as well as the odd RING OUZEL.

Monday, 8 October 2012


1-2 BLACK-NECKED GREBES have been present for nearly a week on Stewartby Lake (MJP et al) but other than a few first arriving REDWINGS and large numbers of immigrant JAYS, overall it is very quiet in the county

Monday, 1 October 2012

More rare waders at BROOM

On Saturday, a SPOTTED REDSHANK was seen by Grahame Madge at Gypsy Lane East and on Sunday, a very late WOOD SANDPIPER was reported from Peacocks Lake

At Pegsdon Hills, still at least 1 COMMON REDSTART