In 2017 two pairs of Peregrines bred in Hertfordshire with two fledged young from each pair. These were the first confirmed instances of Peregrines successfully breeding in the county.....
Herts ecologist and conservationist Jenny Sherwen has recently set up a Hertford Swift Group. Read about it below including details of their first Hertford Swift Walk on Tuesday 16th July:
Do you love watching screaming swifts over our town? Perhaps you’ve seen these birds but you’d like to know more about them
Join us on our first Hertford Swift walk on Tuesday 16th July
Meet at 8pm at the Stag, Parliament Square. We hope to see you there!
Swift photo © Andy Johnson
The Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits Bird Report for 2016 and 2017 is now available.
Go to Tyttenhanger 2016 & 2017 to download a copy.
Edited and produced by Ricky Flesher and Peter Christian the excellent 72 page report includes accounts for all of the 139 and 144 species recorded at Tyttenhanger in 2016 and 2017 respectively, along with photos, many interesting tables and graphs, species year lists back to 2004, and finder accounts for 2017's Iceland Gull and White-winged Black Tern.
Go to Tyttenhanger Site Guide to download reports back to 2011.
The 2019 Herts Bird Club/BTO Conference took place in Hatfield on Saturday 2nd March. It was well-attended and kindly hosted and supported by Affinity Water at their headquarters.
Go to Bird Conference 2019 to read all about it!
Since 2014 Little Egrets have bred within the heronry at Verulamium Park with one nest then increasing to four nests there in 2018. Barry Trevis and his team have been ringing and colour-ringing the young there during this time with 34 birds ringed. A further 10 Little Egret chicks have been ringed at Stanborough Lakes since 2016. Also some full-grown Little Egrets are ringed at Lemsford Springs. The main purpose of the ringing is to monitor the movements, distribution and survival rates of this recently colonized species to the UK.