There was a fantastic SHORT-EARED OWL around Cromerhyde Farm between 1.50pm and 2.00pm today.
Despite a heavy cold I ventured out for some tetrad birding and roving records, but was beginning to regret it due to the weather. However, during a short break in the rain the SE Owl flew over my head! The bird gained height and seemed to be trying to dry itself off before dropping down and landing out of view. It is possible the bird could be seen from the layby opposite the church in Lemsford.This is not all that far from Beech Farm and Hatfield Aerodrome, so birds may have returned there (Anthony Dorman)
There were also 17 LITTLE EGRETS at the Stocker's Lake roost this evening (JT)