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
Little Egret 4
Peregrine - 1 spouting along the eastern edge of the park.
Greylag Goose 37 flew over Pishiobury Park
Lesser Redpoll 8 in Pishiobury Park
Snipe - 8 put up from Lower Sheering Scrape by a shoot.
Wigeon male below Pishiobury Park
3 Shoveler on Lower Sheering Scrape
HF: 50+ Hawfinch, Buzzard.
Thorley: 2 Skylarks, 2 Barn Owls.
Manor of Groves golf course: 25 Fieldfares
Maze Green Rd. 51 Goldfinch.
Red Kite BS.
Fieldfare 126 at Manor of Groves
also a report of Black Redstart at Stansted airport on 5th Feb
HF: Hawfinch,Sparrowhawk, Dabchick, Wigeon, Blackcap (F) Siskins, Jay. Parakeet Pishiobury Park.
Blackbirds nesting 3/3/18.
SBWM: Cetti's warbler, Grey heron
Red Kite, London rd BS, Hunsdon, Sworth.
9 Magpies in 1 tree Kings Court BS
5 Buzzards circling NW BS.
Goldcrest on fat feeder.
Little Egret on R Stort tributary behind Thai restaurant/Mill Rd BS.
Weasel P Park, Water Vole SBWM, Hare, Fox, Muntjac: Farnham.
Badger sett active in Elgins HF.Bank vole (headless) SBWM, Fallow Deer TW
16th March: Large fallow Buck SBWM. Water Voles TW.
SBWM: Celandine, snowdrops, daffodils in bud.
Stonewort (Chara) SBWM. Ivy berries still seen. Hazel catkins, Lesser celandine, Alonia aloides moss. Snowdrops, Coltsfoot.
Primrose, Violet, Coltsfoot BS. Blackthorn, Bullace in flower. Lesser Celandine 25/2/18; Wild daffodils Bloodhound Wood 15/3/18. Snowdrops still in bloom.
Double striped pug moth. Hoverflies, Lackey Moth Caterpillar HF.
Buff tailed Bumble bee, spruce aphid.
Ladybird, honey bees and bumble bees on Daphne flowers.
2nd Feb: None
16th Feb: Red Admiral
16th March: Brimstone, BS, Harlow 16/3/18.
16th March: Smooth Newt, Frog spawn/Frogs BS.
North Wind, cold by day, Rain, some night frosts.
16th Feb :
Consistent cold wind, heavy hail showers. Rain. Soil moisture deficit now made up.
"Beast from the East" -6 C, Snow 28/2 to 3/3. Bitter NE wind. 14th to 16th
Much warmer..to 12 C.