UPDATE 11th July - 1,000 breeding records received!
We have now received over 1,000 separate breeding records of 93 species for 2020. This is a big increase on previous years so many thanks to all those who have submitted records
The tables below show the numbers for selected common and scarce species, and for some a comparison with the number of records in 2018.
Please continue to submit breeding records, especially for
April 2020 will be long remembered as the month of the garden count!
Following the outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent 'Stay Home' instruction from the Government in late March, the planned county wide bird race on 25th April had to be canceled as did the spring migration routines of most birders in what is of course the most anticipated and often
Update 24 May 2020:
Thank you to everyone who has submitted records so far for the The Great Herts Breeding Bird Challenge which have included a number of unconventional locations!
Blue Tits and Great Tits seem particularly opportunistic. Blue Tits have been observed nesting in: a lamppost, playground equipment, behind a drainpipe, an old gate post, and holes in buildings including: a doctor's surgery, a bike shed, a cafe (same nest 3rd year running) and an