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Friday, 28 February 2014
REED BUNTING at edge of canal behind Kings Langley Fishery - my First one in this area & the bird was calling at the edge of the rough field behind so worth checking for breeding over the Spring.
2 GREAT CRESTED GREBES at Kings Langley Fishery (on edge of Nash Mills) - not that common at all locally!
5 POCHARD at Kings Langley Fishery (on edge of Nash Mills) - this is the most reliable spot for Pochard locally.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Saturday, 22 February 2014
2+ GREY PARTIDGES calling at W Nettleden Road, Water End - the population in this area seems to be increasing which is great! Going from a Hemel MEGA to quite reliable at this spot.
2 SNIPE at Great Gaddesden.
11 GADWALL at Great Gaddesden - my highest count here as far as I can remember.
PEREGRINE hunting at Great Gaddesden.
Friday, 21 February 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
Male REEVES' PHEASANT in field margin near water tower at Gaddesden Row today, reported by Alan King.
Male REEVES' PHEASANT in field margin near water tower at Gaddesden Row today, reported by Alan King - only a couple of weeks since a Male GOLDEN PHEASANT was seen at Piccotts End - it seems a number of ornamental birds may have escaped from a private collection locally so look out for other exotics in fields, woods & gardens N of the town.
Details on GOLDEN PHEASANT > HERE <.
Sunday, 16 February 2014
4+ GREY PARTRIDGES around W end of Nettleden Road, Water End - at dusk 2 flew over road to horse paddock side calling then 2 more singing around T-junction.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Monday, 10 February 2014
Friday, 7 February 2014
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
Wintering CHIFFCHAFF still opp. Bath Store at Water Gardens, Town Centre.