Penduline Tit at Tyttenhanger - a new species for Herts
Following on from his White-winged Black Tern find at Tyttenhanger last Autumn, Steve Blake once again struck patch gold this time adding a new species to the Herts list. Read Steve's account of his find below.
" Monday, 16th April 2018
After what felt like a never ending wet and cold winter, today felt more like spring had finally arrived! Although some migrant birds were already on site, I had a few target birds in mind, planning to cover the whole site in pursuit of those species.
It is now possible to change the date on each record when entering multiple records in the same submission. Each submission is no longer restricted to a single date.
Thank you to all those who contacted us on this.
Champions of the Flyway
In 2017 a team of four birders from North Ronalsay, the northernmost island in the Orkney archipelago, headed to the deserts of Israel in order to participate in the Champions of the Flyway 2017 24 hour bird race. Their task to see as many birds as possible in a 24 hour race and to raise funds for BirdLife International. The donations raised went straight to help save migrant birds passing through Eastern Europe from illegal hunting and poaching. Millions of birds using the Mediterranean flyway including species such as Turtle Dove, Cuckoo and Blackcap are illegally trapped and killed every year.