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, 2 February 2013

A real Red Letter Day

At Priory Country Park, the drake FERRUGINOUS DUCK and first-winter BLACK-NECKED GREBE were still present (per Dave Kramer), whilst at Brogborough Lake, 4 GREATER SCAUPS and the SLAVONIAN GREBE were still to be seen (Neil Wright et al).

Newly discovered were a flock of 12 adult BEWICK'S SWANS at Chimney Corner South (Andy Grimsey et al) and 3 adult WHOOPER SWANS with Mute Swans just south of Broom Village (Paul Howard et al), whilst all 3 SMEWS (all redheads), the male MERLIN and 2 Ringed Plovers were at Broom Gypsy Lane Pits (many observers).

Two different adult MEDITERRANEAN GULLS were seen at the roosts, with singles at Brogborough Lake and Stewartby Lake respectively.

Steven Northwood had 2 WAXWINGS in Flitwick in the Tesco's Supermarket car park.

1 comment:

  1. Are those Whoopers safe given the feral population nearby (Luton)?