UPDATE 23rd August

We have now received 1,166 separate breeding records of 93 species for 2020. This is a big increase on previous years so many thanks to all those who have submitted records

The tables below show the numbers for selected common and scarce species, and for some a comparison with the number of records in 2018.

Please continue to submit breeding records, especially for 

late breeding species and those that have more than one brood such as House Martin, Swift, warblers and some farmland birds.

Submit via the website  - and use breeding codes from the Breeding Status drop-down menu where possible. Use the Comment field to add additional notes including street names which are useful.   It won't be possible to display all breeding records on the website, but a selection will be published at the discretion of the moderators

Confirmed breeding locations 2018 Herts Bird Report / 2020 as of 23rd August - 1,166 records of 93 species.

  2018  2020    2018  2020 
Lapwing    3    5 Chiffchaff    4   15
Stock Dove    3    6 Lesser Whitethroat    2    4
Collared Dove    5    6 Whitethroat    6   21
Swift    4    8 Goldcrest    5   10
Great Spotted  Woodpecker   19   25 Wren    7   19
Green Woodpecker    8   10 Nuthatch    5   22
Jay    2    2 Treecreeper    2    7
Magpie    7   23 Starling   11   62
Jackdaw    5   27 Robin   12   47
Carrion Crow   13   16 House Sparrow    7   47
Coal Tit    4   15 Dunnock    2   20
Swallow    3   21 Yellow Wagtail    5   13
House Martin   12   105 Pied Wagtail    7   17
Willow Warbler    0    5      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected other species, confirmed breeding locations in 2020 

Mute Swan  12     Ring-Necked Parakeet   5    
Great Crested Grebe   9     Kestrel   2
Canada Goose   12

Skylark

  6
Greylag Goose   5 Blackcap  20
Moorhen  21 Grey Wagtail  14
Coot  19 Chaffinch  10
Red Kite   11 Goldfinch  25
Sparrowhawk   1 Greenfinch  15
Little Owl   8 Yellowhammer   6
Tawny Owl   14 Reed Bunting  10 

Selected list of species not yet proved breeding

Gadwall

proved 6th June

Cuckoo

Tufted Duck

proved 4th June

Barn Owl

proved 10th June

Red-legged Partridge

proved 3rd June

Reed Warbler

proved 7th June

Grey Partridge

proved 10th July

Spotted Flycatcher

Pheasant

proved 4th June

Marsh Tit

proved 7th June

Hobby

Jay

proved 3rd June

Little Ringed Plover

proved 21st June

Bullfinch

proved 13th June

Common Tern

proved 31st May

Linnet

proved 7th June

 

Corn Bunting

proved 14th June