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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

MISTLE THRUSH at Valley Green, Woodhall Farm

Monday, 30 December 2013

BARN OWL heard calling near Nettleden Road, Water End.


BARN OWL calling once after dark near W end of Nettleden Road, Water End - heard whilst stood near horse paddock




14 MEADOW PIPITS & 14 PIED WAGTAILS in horse paddock W Nettleden Road, Water End.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Adult HERRING GULL at Corner Hall offices.

Same 3rd Winter HERRING GULL at Corner Hall offices again.

3 BUZZARDS at Great Gaddesden

GREEN WOODPECKER, & SONG THRUSHES singing at Water End & Great Gaddesden.

Confiding Female KINGFISHER at Great Gaddesden / Water End.


Female KINGFISHER between Water End & Great Gaddesden.



3 RED KITES & a few COMMON GULLS, MEADOW PIPITS, REDWINGS & FIELDFARES at Water End.

13 LESSER REDPOLLS around private fishing pools at Water End.


13 LESSER REDPOLLS around private fishing pools at Water End, moved through S - my highest count in Hemel.



LITTLE GREBE on stream S of Hemel Garden Centre, Great Gaddesden.

BUZZARD perched by reed bed at Hemel Garden Centre, Great Gaddesden.

2 SNIPE at Great Gaddesden

2 LITTLE EGRETS, GREY WAGTAIL, YELLOWHAMMER, 2 RED KITES, & some REDWINGS & FIELDFARES, at Great Gaddesden.

C.90 TEAL at Great Gaddesden! - by far the highest count here, doubling previous counts.

2 BUZZARDS sat in horse paddock at W Nettleden Road, Water End.

16 CANADA GEESE in field & Adult COMMON GULL through, at Nettleden Road, Water End.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Adult COMMON GULL at Water Gardens, Town Centre.

3 RAVENS E over Corner Hall offices - from Boxmoor, heading towards Bennett's End / Leverstock Green.


3 RAVENS over Boxmoor / Corner Hall / Bennetts End - equals highest count for Hemel.



ROBIN carrying something longish & bright green into hedgerow at Cupid Green Lane, Grovehill - Courtship gift? Nesting material? Feeding young?

C.2 YELLOWHAMMERS in hedge behind Valley Green, Woodhalll Farm.

TREECREEPER at Valley Green, Woodhall Farm