several years and a place I tried hard to have turned into a nature
reserve in 2005/06. In the time I birded the towpath from Pig Lane,
Twyford Locks in Stortford to Spellbrook Locks I recorded 103 species
including breeding barn owl, 4 grasshopper warblers and several good
dragonfly sp. Now notice a series of signs showing Herts and Middlesex
wildlife trust have bought the land and are managing it. Excellent to see.
Today I managed a good selection of birds including 20+ siskins, 15+
lesser redpolls, 7+ little grebe plenty of wrens and thrushes along with
corvids and GSW's. No hoped for kingfishers or grey wagtails but most
unexpectedly, a chiffchaff.
Photos from top
- very distant chiffchaff
- 3 of little grebe struggling with a fish that was almost too large
- 2 views of the River Stort.
- New sign, very pleasing to see.