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Friday, 31 January 2014

Adult COMMON GULL at N Gadebridge Park

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Male GOLDEN PHEASANT videoed in Piccotts End front garden by Gwyneth Sharp today.


Male GOLDEN PHEASANT photographed & videoed in front garden in Piccotts End by Gwyneth Sharp today - probably strayed from collection at Bridens Camp or possibly from garden with Guinea Fowl backing onto L.Buzzard Rd. at Piccotts End.

Below are some screen-grabs taken from the video Gwyneth took at the time...

Male GOLDEN PHEASANT in front garden at Piccotts End - © Gwyneth Sharp



2 (pair) STOCK DOVES W over Corner Hall from Boxmoor.

Friday, 24 January 2014

CHIFFCHAFF opp. Bathstore at Water Gardens, Town Centre


Wintering CHIFFCHAFF opp. Bathstore at Water Gardens, Town Centre - responded with call & came within 2 metres when recording of call played.



Friday, 10 January 2014

2 LITTLE EGRETS at Boxmoor - 1 at Station Moor & 1 at Hardings Moor.

KESTREL, & SONG THRUSH in full song, at N Gadebridge Park.

4 BUZZARDS, RED KITE, KESTREL & SPARROWHAWK at Great Gaddesden.

KINGFISHER at Piccotts End

KINGFISHER at Water End S of 'S-bend' bridge.

LITTLE GREBE at Water End / Great Gaddesden.

2 (Pair) GADWALL at Great Gaddesden


2 (pair) GADWALL at Great Gaddesden



LITTLE EGRET at Great Gaddesddn

LESSER REDPOLL at Hemel Garden Centre, Great Gaddesden.


LESSER REDPOLL at Great Gaddesden.



MARSH TIT, 12 TEAL, GREY WAGTAIL & KESTREL behind Hemel Garden Centre, Great Gaddesden.


MARSH TIT at Great Gaddesden.



BULLFINCH at Piccotts End Pools


BULLFINCH at Piccotts End Pools.



2 LITTLE EGRETS, SISKIN, C.4 LINNETS, KESTREL, NUTHATCH & GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER at Piccotts End Pools.

BULLFINCH at Lovett's End Farm, just N of Grovehill.


BULLFINCH at Lovett's End - the First I've seen here,



Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Phill Luckhurst reported 2 WAXWINGS in bushes along Westwick Row near Breakspear Park, Leverstock Green this morning!


2 WAXWINGS at Leverstock Green - only ones reported in the Hemel area this Winter.



KESTREL perched on goal post at N Gadebridge Park

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

LITTLE EGRET on Station Moor, Boxmoor - 2 seen earlier today by Jim Middleton & 3 seen here during December.

LESSER REDPOLL flew from Gadespring Cressbeds across canal at Chaulden / Boxmoor.


LESSER REDPOLL at Gadespring Cressbeds, Chaulden.



LITTLE GREBE in side stream at canal opp. Gadespring Cressbeds, Boxmoor / Chaulden.

C.170 BLACK-HEADED GULLS & 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Gadebridge Park.

MISTLE THRUSH with C.35 REDWINGS at Gadebridge Park.

Monday, 6 January 2014

3 LITTLE EGRETS S over Corner Hall offices - heading to roost, 16.09

Wintering CHIFFCHAFF at Two Waters opp. B&Q near outflow of River Gade from canal.


Wintering CHIFFCHAFF at Two Waters opp. B&Q near outflow of River Gade from canal - appeared larger, greyish & pale as SCANDINAVIAN CHIFFCHAFF (abientinus) but could not confirm.



Wednesday, 1 January 2014

HEMEL MEGA: 2nd Winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL in Kings Langley, found & photographed by Samuel Perfect.


Samuel Perfect found & photographed a 2nd Winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL at fields behing the Rudolph Steiner Scool, Kings Langley, near the A41.

Details on Samuels brilliant blog 'Samuel Birding' > HERE <.