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, 12 December 2012

BITTERNS back at Brogborough on ice

Jim Gurney and I saw one of the two BITTERNS (both found by Roy Nye) fly across the west end of the lake, south to north at 3.45pm.

Also at Brogborough Lake were a roost of 1000 Common Gulls (967 clicker-counted plus others flying in) and a similar number of B H Gulls but only 4 Gt Black-backs, 1 Herring Gull (argentatus) and 7a 1w Lesser Black-backs.

Amongst the hordes of diving duck and coots were 20 Teal, 12 Wigeon and the hybrid drake Tufted x Pochard.

Quite a few Goldeneye were present, also 50 Cormorants roosted. 2 Common Buzzards passed south-west at 3.15 mewing as they went. A male Sparrowhawk sped low past the gull watchpoint; a Little Egret is uncommon here and several Fieldfares were noisily passing along the hedgrerows to roost.

My thanks to Rob D, Don G, Lol and Bob and Jon Lynch et al for access to Dunstable STW earlier this afternoon - my first visit there for maybe 18 months - in fact since the hybrid Ring-necked Duck drake was first reported - uncannily it was there again today, having re-appeared in the last few days, per DG.


No comments:

Post a Comment