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).

Monday, 29 April 2013


A bit of a tough slog on the bike as the wind is still a bit high;
Disappointingly quiet considering the time of year. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't find a hoped for Redstart.

Best bits-

2 Wheatear west of Upper Caldecote in fields.

Broom GLE,

5 White Wagtail
2 Ringed Plover
2 Little Ringed Plover
couldn't find any Yellow Wags

Broom GLW scrapes,

Dunlin- summer plumage
4 Ringed Plover
2 Little Ringed Plover
2 White Wagtail

Broom- Peacock's
Wigeon- female type
Common Sand- Peacock's Island
2 Common Tern- through North
Sedge Warbler- in scrub
Whitethroat- meadows just south of the quarry

Broom- Village Pit
Goldeneye- female type

Plenty of Chiffchaffs, Willow Warlblers and Blackcaps around now too.

Matt Burgess

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