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, 17 March 2015

CURLEWS back, as well as CORN BUNTINGS

Back on their breeding territories - EURASIAN CURLEWS and CORN BUNTINGS...

An hour spent in the hide at The Lodge, Sandy, yielded 7 LESSER REDPOLL and 5 SISKIN, as well as numerous Great, Blue, Coal & Long-tailed Tits and Nuthatch

At Gypsy Lane East on 14 March, a SCANDINAVIAN ROCK PIPIT highlighted, commuting between the near muddy edge and the shingle spit opposite the viewpoint, along with a pair of GARGANEY (again), 2 DUNLIN, a male NORTHERN WHEATEAR, 13 Shoveler, the PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, at least 270 Black-headed Gulls following the plough, 40 Common Gull, 9 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Redshank and 2 Mistle Thrush

A pair of LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKERS was showing well at Flitwick Moor SSSI, while SAND MARTINS were at two localities

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