Thursday, 19 December 2013

Wintering LITTLE EGRETS on Station Moor, Hemel Hempstead

In the past week, 3 LITTLE EGRETS have been visiting Station Moor, on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead Town Centre, despite the presence of dog walkers, joggers and commuters walking to the railway station. I visited today to take some images (see below) where I was also surprised to find a wintering COMMON KINGFISHER...

The last image was taken by local photographer Dan Forder

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lee, didn't realise there were 3 there at the moment, that means there could now be 7+ in Hemel in total if you include the Gade valley birds (worth noting both I & Lucy Flower think there may now be more birds in this area too at times)! Each evening I see the Gade valley birds go to roost, heading through the town & over my office in Corner Hall. Occasionally they seem to go down to Durrants Hill fishery at Two Waters, maybe a pre-roost? - they sometimes feed in the river opposite McDonalds. Often they fly individually but I have seen them on occasion in a group of 4. Ian Bennell has seen 5 going over Abbots Langley which is probably these 4 Gade valley birds plus the usual bird from the Boxmoor / Chaulden area. Thanks for the update & nice to see you posting here again. Kind regards, Dan.