Thank you to everyone who took part in the Herts Christmas Bird Count. Subject to any late records the final total is 107 species; about average for the same period over the past few years. The full list of species recorded is shown in the table below. We received over three times the number of records to the website than for the same period last year which is much appreciated, thank you.

Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy new year and looking forward to some great birding in 2019.

Species

Recorded

Mute Swan Y
Greylag Goose Y
Canada Goose Y
Barnacle Goose Y
Egyptian Goose Y
White-fronted Goose Y
Mandarin Y
Wigeon Y
Gadwall Y
Teal Y
Mallard Y
Shoveler Y
Red-crested Pochard Y
Pochard Y
Pintail Y
Tufted Duck Y
Goldeneye Y
Smew Y
Goosander Y
Red-legged Partridge Y
Grey Partridge Y
Pheasant Y
Cormorant Y
Bittern Y
Little Egret Y
Grey Heron Y
Little Grebe Y
Great Crested Grebe Y
Red Kite Y
Sparrowhawk Y
Buzzard Y
Water Rail Y
Moorhen Y
Coot Y
Golden Plover Y
Lapwing Y
Black-tailed Godwit Y
Green Sandpiper Y
Jack Snipe Y
Woodcock Y
Snipe Y
Black-headed Gull Y
Common Gull Y
Lesser Black-backed Gull Y
Herring Gull Y
Yellow-Legged Gull Y
Caspian Gull Y
Great Black-backed Gull Y
Barn Owl Y
Feral Rock Dove Y
Stock Dove Y
Woodpigeon Y
Collared Dove Y
Little Owl Y
Tawny Owl Y
Kingfisher Y
Green Woodpecker Y
Great Spotted Woodpecker Y
Kestrel Y
Peregrine Falcon Y
Ring-necked Parakeet Y
Magpie Y
Jay Y
Jackdaw Y
Rook Y
Carrion Crow Y
Raven Y
Goldcrest Y
Firecrest Y
Blue Tit Y
Great Tit Y
Coal Tit Y
Marsh Tit Y
Skylark Y
Cetti's Warbler Y
Long-tailed Tit Y
Chiffchaff Y
Blackcap Y
Blackbird Y
Nuthatch Y
Tree Sparrow Y
Wren Y
Starling Y
Fieldfare Y
Song Thrush Y
Redwing Y
Mistle Thrush Y
Robin Y
Stonechat Y
Dunnock Y
House Sparrow Y
Treecreeper Y
Grey Wagtail Y
Pied Wagtail Y
Meadow Pipit Y
Brambling Y
Chaffinch Y
Bullfinch Y
Greenfinch Y
Linnet Y
Lesser Redpoll Y
Goldfinch Y
Siskin Y
Yellowhammer Y
Reed Bunting Y
Crossbill Y
Corn Bunting Y