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).

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Recent Highlights 15-25 March

A female BLACK REDSTART was at Cardington Hangars on 15th March (Mark Thomas), with a male COMMON STONECHAT at Blows Downs on 17th. The Streatley GREAT GREY SHRIKE remained throughout, whilst 2 KITTIWAKES were in the Stewartby Lake roost on 15th (MJP, NW, et al). The SLAVONIAN GREBE was again on Stewartby on 17th (Andy Grimsey), whilst a female COMMON SCOTER took up temporary residence on Priory Country Park Lake on 23rd-24th (David Kramer et al).

Migration has been very slow due to the Arctic conditions, with just a few NORTHERN WHEATEAR reported.

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