Stopped at East Hyde from 12.15 till 12.45 on Bank Holiday Monday, where I was delighted to find two adult EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE amongst a flock of about 40 Canadas and Greylags, showing distantly down by the Mill and thus in Hertfordshire.... but not far from the Beds border. A great patch tick, and my first self-found in this region.
Also present - 1 Green Sand on the Stream with 2 Common Snipe, and a Water Rail showing very well upriver of the bridge (Beds). No sign of the recent Goldeneye or Wigeon, but 1 GBBG was new to the site for me, and a Red Kite showed overhead (Jason Chapman)
Both birds remained present today (Darin Stanley)