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, 7 April 2013

Today's Highlights

Two different SLAVONIAN GREBES present in the county today - a bird in breeding plumage on Rookery North (Stewartby) and a winter-plumaged bird at Brogborough Lake. Latter site also holding 6 GREATER SCAUP and a drake Red-crested Pochard, whilst 8 WAXWINGS still in Shefford.

Migrants still few and far between but male RING OUZEL on Bison Hill, Whipsnade, this morning

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