All-in I this year have added 945 records to iRecord of 739 species. Obviously not all are from the square or my total would be transformed! However, here are the numbers as they stand right now. Possibly to be slightly updated tomorrow.
Going into June I am looking at some reduced time - I'll be grinding through pitfall trap contents for St.Andrews bioblitz (we do process them after the 24 hour period for an overall total) and then I'll be going on holiday. Still, June ought to be productive enough that I can more or less make good. I kind of expect to reach 1000 during August-September so it will include the start of the vismig calendar and include exotica like Tree Pipit and Long-tailed Skua (bird gods willing). On the other hand those months could be so profligate in their affections that 1k comes and goes before the skuas appear (but not the Tripits which pass in July). The big decision - declare or bat on? Only time will tell.
(edit. I'd like my 1000th to be a Hobby. That'd be nice)(2nd Edit. Tree Pipits August. Dunno what I was thinking)
The numbers by "gross" taxonomic grouping
|Vert - Birds||38||50||56||62||64|
|Vert - Other||2||4||8||9||9|
|Invert - Other||22||33||51||62||78|
|Plants - Vascular||47||63||74||92||107|
|Plants - Bryo||22||29||30||30||30|
The numbers by, erm, numbers
|species so far||236||337||419||511||627|
|spec/day so far||7.61||5.71||4.66||4.26||4.15|
Count compared with previous reserve year counts
Like the layout with all the data. Perhaps will try to put mine in that format next time.
Thanks. Once I set up the spreadsheet it kind of does itself.Delete
Looking kinda squeaky tight at the top at the mo buddy. I have tomorrow off, you? ;)ReplyDelete
Luckily I have neither aspirations of "winning" nor illusions about my relative skills! Honestly I'm pretty chuffed to be in the mix though. I'll spend the weekend racking up big numbers hopefully. Unfortunately in another square - St.Andrews bioblitz!Delete