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 September 2014


I caught and ringed a 1st year male COMMON REDSTART at the Country Park on Saturday 6th Sept. It was in the wetlands area. Totally unexpected and not seen before I ringed it (or afterwards). There are still good numbers of Reed and Sedge Warblers. One of the Reed Warblers ringed was still growing its outer primaries, so it cannot have fledged that long ago. Some of the Sedges also looked very young (short bill, soft looking legs) (Mark Fitzpatrick)

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