19-Sep-20, 8.15am

Day 18 of the Great Herts Autumn Garden Vismig Watch over and the total species count stands at 71. Total counts now exceed 13,700 birds including 6 Little Egret, 757 Canada Goose, 78 Red Kite, 17 Hobby, 3 Peregrine, 16 Moorhen, 10 Golden Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 5,351 Black-headed Gull, 215 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Caspian Gull, 502 Ring-necked Parakeet, 267 House Martin. 5 Sand Martin, 118 Swallow, 2 Tree Pipit, 203 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 127 Siskin and 1 Crossbill.

Why not take some time this autumn to see what is migrating through and over your garden? You may be surprised!

You can record birds on any and as many days in September and October as you wish or are able to. All counts are welcome: your regular garden species, occasional visitors, as well as those migrating overhead. Enter your counts on this simple GoogleSheet

Why not try a spot of nocmig this weekend and listen out for birds migrating over your garden at night? During the April garden count earlier this year 24 species (nomig Apr-20) were recorded from Herts gardens at night - can we beat that total this autumn?