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Monday 20 October 2014

HEMEL MEGA: BLACK REDSTART AND CORN BUNTING, & 2 (M&F) STONECHATS at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road, Water End!

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Record shot of BLACK REDSTART at Water End / Nettleden.

Record shot of BLACK REDSTART at Water End / Nettleden.

Record shot of BLACK REDSTART at Water End / Nettleden.

Record shot of CORN BUNTING at Water End / Nettleden, taken at 150m
- the only shot I could get of it that wasn't rear-on, when it appeared to be stretching or balancing.


  1. Great spotting today, Dan! Superb to see a Black Redstart so close to home and who can resist a Stonechat?! I wonder what else will turn up at your horse paddock hotspot ;o)! Well done on getting the photos too (not easy in that wind with such a flighty bird). (Lucy)

    1. Thanks Lucy, lets see what turns up next. Have you seen the comment below?

  2. Walked up to Roughdown Common this morning making the climb past the gas works and over the railway track. To my surprise, perched on the metalwork of the gasometer frames was a Marsh Harrier.

    1. That's fantastic, so it stayed to roost for the night. I take it you have seen the other post from yesterday...
      Did it stay or move on? And do you mind me asking who this is?
      Kind Regards, Dan.

  3. Sorry, I didn't see the other post until I posted this. Yes, it remained and was still there at 08:15.

    Mark. We've not met but I follow your blog.

    1. No don't apologise, I was just wondering. Great, thanks for the update Mark, really appreciate that. Dan.


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