BSNHS

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Recent records and sightings 2019

All records relate to sightings by members within a 10 mile radius of Hatfield Forest.

Abbreviations :      HF Hatfield Forest

                            SWM Sawbridgeworth Marsh

                            TW Thorley Wash

                             P Pishiobury Park

                            BP Bishops Park

                            SCP Southern Country Park

SIGHTINGS


BIRDS:

10th Jan

Redwing (H.F.)

Reed Buntings (Gardens)

Little Egret (B.S.)

Lesser spotted woodpecker (Lower Sheering)

Flock of Lapwing (Gt. Easton) Large flock of Fieldfare (Penny Green)

Charms of goldfinches in gardens.

22nd Mar

Chiff chaff (3) SBWM

Red Kite harlow

Buzzards (6) Old Harlow, being mobbed by Gulls

Grey Wagtail

Robins nesting in garden BS 22/March

5th April

Red Kite

Chiff chaff )

Common Snipe)  Thorley Wash

Buzzard

Green finch

Gold finch

Black cap

Peregrine falcon (Debden)



Earlier observations and sightings

MAMMALS:

10th Jan:

Fox mortality on roads.

Weasels x2 Rowney Wood.

5th April

Water vole Thorley Wash

PLANTS:

10th Jan:

Snowdrops, Aconites in flower.

5th April

Cuckoo flower, Marsh marigold SBWM

Cowslip

Field woodrush

Wood anemone

Bluebell Birchanger wood 31st March


INSECTS:

5th April

Solitary bee Anthophora sp M&F.

Hawthorn shield bug

Browntail moth caterpillars (Therfield Heath)

BUTTERFLIES:

22nd March

Brimstone, male BS 18th

Peacock BS 19th

Red Admiral

Small Tortoiseshell

5th April

Speckled Wood 1st April,

Peacock,

Small Tortoiseshell.

REPTILES and AMPHIBIANS:

Common Lizard, frogs, newts.


WEATHER:

10th Jan:

Mild (7C-10C) , cloudy, dull, dry.

5th April

V. little rain, soil v dry, night frosts, cold easterly winds.