The 2019 Herts Bird Club/BTO Conference took place in Hatfield on Saturday 2nd March. It was well-attended and kindly hosted and supported by Affinity Water at their headquarters.
Go to Bird Conference 2019 to read all about it!
Since 2014 Little Egrets have bred within the heronry at Verulamium Park with one nest then increasing to four nests there in 2018. Barry Trevis and his team have been ringing and colour-ringing the young there during this time with 34 birds ringed. A further 10 Little Egret chicks have been ringed at Stanborough Lakes since 2016. Also some full-grown Little Egrets are ringed at Lemsford Springs. The main purpose of the ringing is to monitor the movements, distribution and survival rates of this recently colonized species to the UK.
Many congratulations to Derek Girvan whose excellent image of a Black-Headed Gull at Marsworth Reservoir was voted Herts Bird Photo of the Year 2018 at the Herts/BTO Bird Conference on 2 March 2019.
In his latest WaderTales blog, Graham Appleton has worked with Ken Smith, Mike Reed & Barry Trevis to tell the tales of territorial Green Sandpipers at Lemsford.
Go to Winter Territories of Green Sandpipers to read the article.
This is the 67th blog in the WaderTales series, each of which translates recent research information about waders into an article that will appeal to birders. Graham is the former Communications Director for BTO.
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Photo: Green Sandpipers at Lemsford Springs 5 August 2018 © Alan Reynolds