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006 Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Cyprus CY March 2006 crs 130dpi.jpg

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (Library photograph)

Hertfordshire bird news May 2023

A Black-crowned Night Heron by Hilfield Park Reservoir 21st. Other highlights from Hilfield Park Reservoir were a drake Long-tailed Duck 2nd, Little Tern 4th and five Black Terns 30th. Four Black Terns were nearby at Aldenham Reservoir 30th.


A Dotterel was between Ashwell & Eyeworth 6th and a Wood Sandpiper was at Rye Meads 26th. A Garganey was at Cooper’s Green GPs 18th and at Aldenham Reservoir 21st.


Highlights at Wilstone Reservoir were a dark morph Arctic Skua that flew east 9th and up to seven Black Terns 27th- 29th.

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