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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2015

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2015 was published on 24 November 2016, with 84 pages as ever packed with photographs and information about all our birds both common and rarities.

Copies have been distributed to all current members of Herts Bird Club.

It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of Ted Fletcher, a great stalwart of the Herts Bird Club for 30 years and editor the Herts Bird Report since 1998. On the day before his death in September, Ted had compiled and dispatched all the materal for the 2015 report to Jack Fearnside for typesetting. Jack took responsibility for completing the report which​ is dedicated to Ted.


​Tibute to Ted Fletcher, 1939-2016

Editor’s Review of the year (Ted Fletcher)

Systematic list, species reports
Mute Swan to Pochard (Clifford Smout),
Tufted Duck to herons (David Booth),
Grebes (Ted Fletcher),
Red Kite to Osprey (Roy Hargreaves),
Water Rail to Turnstone (Martin Searle),
Knot to Common Snipe (Steve Austin),
terns and gulls (Chris Beech),
pigeons to Kingfisher (Anthony Dorman),
Wryneck and woodpeckers (Ken Smith),
Kestrel to Firecrest (Tom Speller),
Blue Tit to House Martin (Steve Hughes),
Cetti’s Warbler to Starling (Daphne Dean),
Ring Ouzel to Wheatear (Paul Lewis),
Dunnock to Tree Sparrow (Peter Delaloye)
wagtails (Rupert Evershed),
pipits to buntings (Murray Orchard).
WeBS counts for Hertfordshire in 2015 (Chris Dee)
Birds of captive origin (Ted Fletcher)

2015 Herts WeBS (Wetlands Bird Survey) summary, the full results are on line here

Herts Rare Birds Panel Report (Mike Ilett for Herts Rare Bird Panel)

Bird ringing in Hertfordshire in 2015 (Lynne Lambert)

The Breeding Bird Survey in Hertfordshire in 2015 (Martin Ketcher, Herts BTO Rep)

The 2015 Hertfordshire Rookery Survey (Murray Orchard)

House Martins in Hertfordshire in 2015 – comparison with the 1995 survey ​(Ken Smith)

Guidelines for observers – a checklist of the birds of Hertfordshire
Herts Bird Club committee and contacts
Design by Jack Fearnside at LTD Design Consultants,
cover image: Bluetroat at Amwell NR (Paul Thrush).

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2015 – Transactions of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society – Volume 48 Part 2, November 2016, (ISSN 0375 3409)

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