Friday 26 January 2024

Year List 2024: Updated 24.02.24



 

Local to Little Hadham, Herts if not stated.

Away Days:

1. Abberton: 11.01.24

2. Holland Haven, Walton on the Naze, Wrabness, Mistley Quay and Manningtree: 25.01.24

3. Stansted Innings, Rye Meads and Amwell 29.01.24

4. North Norfolk 13th - 14th Feb

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1. Great crested grebe (Abberton)

2. Little Grebe

3. Cormorant

4. Grey Heron

5. Little egret

6. Great White egret (Abberton)

7. Mute Swan

8. Greylag Goose

9. Brent Goose (Walton on the Naze)

10. Canada Goose

11. Shelduck (Abberton)

12. Egyptian Goose (Abberton)

13. Mallard

14. Gadwall

15. Wigeon (Abberton)

16. Teal (Abberton)

17. Pintail (Wrabnesss)

18. Shoveler (Abberton)

19. Tufted duck (Abberton)

20. Pochard (Abberton)

21. Velvet Scoter (Abberton)

22. Goldeneye (Abberton)

23. Goosander (Abberton)

24. Red Kite

25. Sparrowhawk

26. Common Buzzard

27. Marsh Harrier (Abberton)

28. Kestrel

29. Red Legged partridge

30. Pheasant

31. Moorhen

32. Coot

33. Oystercatcher (Wrabness)

34. Avocet (Holland Haven)

35. Ringed Plover (Holland Haven)

36. Golden Plover (Holland Haven)

37. Grey Plover (Walton on the Naze)

38. Turnstone (Walton on the Naze)

39. Lapwing

40. Dunlin (Wrabness)

41. Sanderling (Walton on the Naze)

42. Purple Sandpiper (Walton on the Naze)

43. Redshank (Abberton)

44. Greenshank (Manningtree)

45. Ruff (Walton on the Naze)

46. Curlew (Abberton)

47. Black tailed godwit (Holland Haven)

48. Black Headed gull

49. Herring Gull

50. Great black backed gull (Wrabness)

51. Lesser Black backed gull

52. Common gull

53. Stock dove

54. Wood pigeon

55. Collared dove

56. Barn Owl

57. Little Owl

58. Tawny Owl

59. Rose ringed parakeet

60. Kingfisher

61. Green woodpecker

62. Great spotted woodpecker

63. Skylark

64. Meadow Pipit

65. Rock pipit (Abberton)

66. Pied wagtail

67. Grey wagtail

68. Dunnock

69. Goldcrest

70. Cetti's Warbler (Holland Haven)

71. Stonechat (Abberton)

72. Robin

73. Blackbird

74. Song thrush

75. Mistle Thrush

76. Fieldfare

77. Redwing

78. Long tailed tit

79. Coal tit

80. Great tit

81. Blue tit

82. Nuthatch

83. Treecreeper

84. Wren

85. Yellowhammer

86. Reed bunting

88. Chaffinch

89. Greenfinch

90. Goldfinch

91. Linnet

92. Bullfinch

93. Siskin

94. House sparrow

95.Starling

96. Jay

97. Magpie

98. Rook

99. Jackdaw

100. Carrion crow

101. Green sandpiper (Abberton)

102. Red crested pochard (Stanstead Innings)

103. Stock Dove (Rye Meads)

104. Marsh Tit (Stocking Wood)

105. Raven (Patmore Heath)

106. Bewick's Swan (Welney)

107. Whooper Swan (The Fens)

108. Long tailed duck (Snettisham)

109. Scaup (Welney)

110. Water Pipit (North Point Pools)

111. Pink Footed goose (Holkham)

112. Tree Sparrow (Welney)

113. Common scoter (Titchwell)

114. Red breasted Merganser (Titchwell)

115. Hen Harrier (Titchwell)

116. Hawfinch (Lynford)

117. Grey Partridge (Choseley)

118. Cattle Egret (Welney)

119. Knot (Snettisham)

120. Mediterannean Gull (Titchwell)

121. Woodlark (Kelling Heath)

122. Brambling (Lynford)

123. Water Rail (Titchwell)

124. Peregrine falcon (Bishop's Stortford)

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This is me

This is me
At the end of another Norfolk Coastal footpath walk. 47 miles, 3 days 99 species of bird. September 2009

Caley Wood view

Caley Wood view
sunshine through the canopy 29.05.08

A walk along the Warta Valley, Poznan, Poland. Feb 2007

A walk along the Warta Valley, Poznan, Poland. Feb 2007
Best birds on this walk: black and middle spotted woodpecker and short toed treecreeper

About Me

My photo
A primary school teacher for 30 years, I retired from teaching in July 2009 to set up my own science enhancement and communication company. The Primary Works offers science clubs, workshops and staged science shows nationwide. I have always been interested in bird watching since my early years. Apparently my first tick was after inquiring about a chaffinch and then receiving the Observer book of birds. By the age of 9 I had moved on to Tory Peterson's collins guide and was now involved on YOC birding holidays to Northumbria, Essex coast, Slimbridge and Yorkshire. My twitching rule is that I will willingly travel 1km for each gram the bird weighs. However, I have had many rarities just by being in the right place. I have travelled widely throughout Europe and also visited Australia and Sri Lanka. In 2016 I spent time at Portland Bird Obs and two trips to Aviero, Portugal. 2017 found me back in Sri Lanka in Feb/March, then July and back for New Year's Eve celebrations in December. Also returned to The Camargue in May for a 4 day trip. Few plans for 2018, but nothing yet booked apart from a trip to the IOW.

Grey heron

Grey heron
Over the allotment 28.09.08

Southern Hawker

Southern Hawker
Ridge footpath 27.08.08

Juvenile green woodpecker (17.08.08)

Juvenile green woodpecker (17.08.08)
Note the stripes, denoting a bird fledged this year.

common blue

common blue
Ash Valley G.C. 15.08.08

Indian balsam (impatiens glandulifera)

Indian balsam (impatiens glandulifera)
River Ash

azure damselfly

azure damselfly
River Ash 28.07.08

marbled white

marbled white
Discovered at Westland Green 22.07.08

ruddy darter

ruddy darter
Bush Wood 21.07.08

honeysuckle 19.07.08

honeysuckle 19.07.08
growing in hedgerow in Chapel Lane

cinnabar moth caterpillar

cinnabar moth caterpillar
Photographed on ragwort 19.07.08

Bittersweet

Bittersweet
Study of petals 11.06.08

male yellowhammer

male yellowhammer
08.06.08

common blue butterfly

common blue butterfly
06.06.08

River Ash

River Ash
looking south from the bridge at Hadham Ford

Common poppy (papaver rhoeas)

Common poppy (papaver rhoeas)
in rape field 29.05.08

Caley Wood sunshine

Caley Wood sunshine
29.05.08

Millenium Wood fox

Millenium Wood fox
24.05.08

common comfrey (symphytum officinale)

common comfrey (symphytum officinale)
06.05.08 banks of the River Ash

Garlic Mustard or Jack by the Hedge,(Alliara petiolata)

Garlic Mustard or Jack by the Hedge,(Alliara petiolata)
flowers, leaves and fruit edible . Good in salad and pesto

April showers

April showers
Double rainbow 30.04.08

Caley Wood bluebells

Caley Wood bluebells
22.04.08

Yellow Archangel

Yellow Archangel
Chapel Lane (20.04.08)

sunlight 16.04.08

sunlight 16.04.08
looking south west from Bush Wood

snowy buds

snowy buds
06.04.08 in Bush Wood

Looking north west

Looking north west
05.04.08 evening shower approaching

Back Garden

Back Garden
Easter Sunday (23.03.08)

Brick Kiln Hill

Brick Kiln Hill
Looking east (23.03.08)

No play today

No play today
The 2nd hole at Ash Valley golf course

Teasel head

Teasel head
Bush Wood (21.03.08)

Reflections

Reflections
daffodils at Bush Wood pond (21.03.08)

Swollen River Ash

Swollen River Ash
The river at the bottom of Winding Hill 16.03.08

Daybreak over the chapel

Daybreak over the chapel
Thursday 13th March

Wild daffodils (narcissus pseudonarcissus)

Wild daffodils (narcissus pseudonarcissus)
growing in Bush Wood

January snowdrops

January snowdrops
Banks of River Ash, north of Much Hadham

Good Moon

Good Moon
From garden 24.01.08

Village Green

Village Green
Looking east towards Acremore Street

Looking south before Hadham Ford

Looking south before Hadham Ford
rare January blue sky

Useful sites

The following are some useful websites that may interest readers of this blog.
Firstly, Bishop's Stortford Natural History Society http://bsnhs.webplus.net/

Fellow birder, Gary Whelan's blog. Gives reports from our trips out together plus reports from his trips abroad. http://hairybirders.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.hertsbirdclub.org.uk/ The official herts bird club website. Frequently updated, listing bird sightings around the county. Offers links to many other websites. Both of these sites also offer links to yahoo discussion groups.
http://www.birdforum.net/ An international site. You can enter as a guest but become a member( free) to post comments, bird sightings and just about anything to do with wild birds. Good news updates, classified section for binoculars, cameras etc.
http://www.guidedbirdwatching.com/ A new site set up where you can contact people worldwide who will help you find good birds in their country. UK section being set up presently.
http://www.britainsbirder.co.uk/
Fellow birders blog. Strtford resident, Graeme Smith regulary birds the area south of Stortford as well as around Spellbrook and the River Stort from Spellbrook to Twyford Locks. Some superb bird photography: Graeme uses a digital camera attached to his powerful telescope to get detailled images of the birds he sees. Well worth a browse.
Two local sites that may be of interest can be found at
http://www.thehadhams.com/ www.thepelhams.net/content/section/12/139/

South Easterly walk

South Easterly walk
black, normal, red extended walk

South Westerly route.

South Westerly route.
Black usual, red extended

North Easterly walk

North Easterly walk
black short, walk. Red, extended

North West Patch

North West Patch
black route regular. Red route the extended wander