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).

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Plenty of action today: GREAT GREY SHRIKE highlight

A GREAT GREY SHRIKE was seen twice on wires east of the A6 opposite the turning to Streatley this morning (David Asquith; Peter Nash), whilst an immature male MERLIN was sighted south of Barton Hill Road (Steve Blain).

A drake PINTAIL was at Hollington Basin Pond (Mike Browning), with 3 redhead SMEW in Quest Pit (Lol Carman) and FIRECREST and BRAMBLINGS in Clifton village (Alan Outen).

Still lots of WAXWINGS to be seen including 6 along Silsoe Road between Flitton's Sand Road and Wardhedges (at TL 063 354), 60 at least in Shefford Road, Clophill (Tim Stowe), 12 at Stewartby Lake (Pete Smith) and 4 in Cainhoe (Peter Soper).

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