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).

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

OSPREY in East Beds

OSPREY, one juvenile perched in dead tree on the Bedfordshire side of the hedge (conveniently) that forms the county boundary at Myers Farm Reservoir, (TL228510), calling persistently between 20:05-20:20. It was calling when I phoned Richard with news, but my phone is rubbish and I don't think he heard then flew towards Little Heath Fishing Lakes, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire (TL230513), presumably to roost, at 20:20. Confiding, it wasn't at all bothered by my presence.

- COMMON RAVEN, four. Initially picked up over Gamlingay STW, Cambridgeshire, (TL233509) between 19:55-20:00, flew over Myers Farm, Bedfordshire, calling, then towards Sandy Heath transmitter and maybe onwards to The Lodge to roost. I would put money on them doing the same thing at the same time tomorrow night. They did the same thing this time last year.

- COMMON GREENSHANK, two have been commuting between Myers Farm and Little Heath Fishing Lakes for the third consecutive day. 

Also Hobby (1), Swift (1), Little Egret (1) and Common Sandpiper (1).


Darren Oakley-Martin

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