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, 13 January 2013

Some great finds during Duck Counting Day

Richard Bashford stumbled upon 9 adult WHOOPER SWANS first thing, as they dropped into Harrold Country Park for about 45 minutes. They then moved off west but were relocated at Foxcote Reservoir (North Bucks) late afternoon.

A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER was also an excellent find in Chimney Corner South Pit, the bird still being seen late afternoon at the northern edge (per Lol Carman). Lol also saw 3 redhead SMEW in Quest North nearby.

At Brogborough Lake, 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES and 2 GREATER SCAUPS, with 2 WAXWINGS at Common Farm (Mark Ward).

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