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603 Garganey (Anas querquedula) Cley Marsh NWT Norfolk GB UK March 2022 DeepPRIME ccp2 crs

Garganey (Library photograph)

Hertfordshire bird news March 2024

Two Garganey were at RSPB Rye Meads 21st and up to two Smew remained at Amwell NR until 17th.  A Scaup remained at Hilfield Park Reservoir. Nine Dark-bellied Brent Geese were at Stanborough GP 11th.


Highlights at Wilstone Reservoir were two Little Gulls 10th (also seen at Tringford Reservoir) and twelve 31st, an Osprey 29th & 31st, twenty-eight Waxwings 22nd, and a Pink-footed Goose until 30th. A Little Gull was also at Fairlands Valley Park 8th and another was at Marsworth Resrvoir 10th-11th.


A Ring Ouzel was at Pitstone Common 23rd and a Woodlark flew over the Gorhambury Estate 19th. The Black Redstart remained at St Albans cathedral until 17th and one was again at Ickleford 9th, 15th & 18th.There were Waxwings seen at Letchworth, Tewin and Hatfield.


Other summer visitors included, Little Ringed Plover, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow.

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