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, 11 May 2014

WHINCHAT at Blows Downs

The male WHINCHAT was still showing well late morning, commuting between the wire fence and stunted hawthorns in the paddock horse fields at BLOWS DOWNS; also 1 GREENLAND WHEATEAR there and a singing male Common Whitethroat (see pix on my blog at

Meanwhile, for Roger and Birdtrack, 18 active Rook nests just north of MARKYATE at TL 055 172

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