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, 5 April 2015

OSPREY at Stewartby this evening

Evenin’ all – I was lucky enough to find an Osprey at Stewartby Lake this evening – I picked it out at 7.25pm at distance heading straight towards the gull watchpoint coming from the direction of Kings Wood, so from the south-east. It circled the lake and made to leave over the north (breakers yard) corner but returned and circled again. I got some rubbish photos but some video fit for the Christmas Movie and also managed to phone NW, PH and KO whilst still watching it as they were likely to be closest. Both Neil and Pip got to Stewartby only 3 or 4 minutes after it once again headed toward the north corner at 7.37, this time not to return. It may have roosted locally, so eyes to the skies tomorrow. MJP

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