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).

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

HOOPOE still enthralling the crowds.......

To the east of Bedford (and west of Sandy), the HOOPOE is still present in Willington for its fifth day, frequenting the horse paddocks and grounds of Hill Farm. It is incredibly showy, affording observers exceptional views as it feeds voraciously on bugs and Leatherjacks. The owners of the farm have bent over backwards to be helpful and have been very kind enough to allow temporary access onto their private land - please be careful if standing near the paddocks as there are some very deep cesspits and ditches there and we don't want any injuries.

DIRECTIONS: Hill Farm is at the far end of Wood Lane at MK44 3QU in WILLINGTON village (accessed from the A603 east out of Bedford or west out of Sandy). Please park sensibly and courteously on the verge BEFORE the farm, making sure to make way for farm vehicles and other traffic accessing the farm.

Here is a selection of the 500 or so images I took today -:

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