Monday, 23 July 2012

Hampermill lake Saturday 21st july pm

After a busy day a quick walk round hampermill produced the following highlights

1 common sandpiper
1 little egret
1 tortiseshell butterfly

Stockers farm Saturday 21 July pm

After spending 2 hours at woodoaks farm we moved onto stockers farm were we very lucky to spot a pair of little owls which were showing well also the following was noted 9 swallows and 1 linnet

Saturday 21st July woodoaks farm

After speaking to the farmer friday evening he said to come back tomorrow day time as they were cutting the grass and this normally produced alot of raptors and he was not wrong stunning views of redkites and common buzzards at head height were to be cherished in total 7 redkite and 2 buzzards

Friday 20th July woodoaks farm

A great sunny evening trip to woodoaks farm a great evening after two hours wait we got great views of the barn owl hunting over the long grass a great evening

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Friday 13th April Croxley Common Moor

Evening walk around the moor produced the following :

3 Green Woodpecker
1 Common Sand Piper
1 Grey Heron
also stumbled onto a long tailed tits nest

What a Start to a Thursday

In the garden today was a Redstart which was perched on my fence great views unfortunatley no camera to hand

Monday, 9 April 2012

Monday 9th April a walk along the Ebury way watford - Ricky

A walk along the Ebury Way in wet and winder conditions hightlights were :

5 Blackcap
7 Chiffchaff
1 Kingfisher
1 Water Rail
1 Tree creeper
2 Grebe
1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sunday 19th Feb Hampermill Lakes

A quick walk round all three lakes produced the following :

Little Grebe
Little Egret
Grey Wagtail

Saturday 18th Feb Scottsbridge Mill - Chesham

On Saturday took a lovely walk along the cherss valley and saw the following :

13 Little Egret
Grey Wagtail
25 Wren
2 Heron
2 Red Kite
1 Common Snipe
4 Red Legged partridge

Friday, 10 February 2012

Friday 10th Feb Cassiobury Park

A well picked day off work produced the following :

Cassiobury Park

1 Muntjac Deer by train track past the bridge

16 Jay
1 Little Egret
1 Female Manderin
1 Kestral
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Then onto my partner's house on Gade Avenue in the back garden saw the following :

20 Blue Tits
15 Great Tits
Pair of Chaffinch
1 Nuthatch
1 Coal Tit
2 Robin

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunday 29th Jan - Stockers Lake & Hampermill Lakes

Stockers Lake Highlights

flock of 50 Siskin by Tern Hide
5 Goldeye 2 Pairs and 1 single Female
60 Shovler

Then onto Hampermill Lakes

1 Little Grebe
2 Egyptian Geese
1 Tree Creeper
1 Little Egret
1 GreenFinch
14 Redwings
1 Greenwoodpecker
 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
14 Great Crested Grebe

Saturday 28th Jan - Tring Res

A great day out to Tring produced the following Highlights

Wilstone Res
1 Male Gooseander
1 Brent Goose

Startops Res
1 Snow Bunting

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Back Garden 28th Jan

15 Lesser Redpoll
4 Blue Tit
1 Chaffinch
1 Coal Tit
2 Collard Dove
4 Goldfinch
2 Greenfinch
2 Magpie
2 Woodpigeon

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sunday 15th Jan Lazy Back Garden Spotting

2 Lesser Red Polls 4 Blue Tit
1 Coal Tit
1 Robin
3 Gold Finches
2 Magpies
2 Hedge Sparrows

Cassiobury Park Saturday 14th Jan

A lovely walk around cassiobury park prodicued the following

1 Little Grebe
1 Female  Mandarian (Female) bothe of the above were seen over the stone bridge then a short walk right along thr canal

20 Ring Necked Parrots

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Wendover Forest Friday 06th Jan

A quck dash to Wendover Forest produced the following

30 Goldcrest
3 Crossbills seen darting from tree to tree, spoke to a local who said that since sunday the flock of 16 crossbills has broken up into small pockets of two's and three's

then onto Startops for afternoon walk
Snow Bunting showing well

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Hampermill Lakes Wednesay 04th January

A quick walk round all three lakes and noted the following :

2 Male Gooseander
1 Kingfisher
Pair of Bullfinches
7 Teal
Little Grebe
2 Shoveler
1 Ring necked plover