Recent activitiesThe author looking for another Dunnock. (Roger Emmens)Drabs and Dribs …or, how counting Dunnocks can be fun! A report by Brian Milligan To be honest, it sounded like a difficult sell: get up early on a freezing morning in December and count the dribs and drabs of the birding world: the Dunnocks, the Wrens […]
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Hot Spots in September and October included Spotted Crake and Spotted Flycatcher! A reasonable Autumn period except for Hirundines.
Our Nightingales and Little Ringed Plovers have bred, and some unusual Autumn visitors pass through
A new site record for Mute Swan, a wealth of waders, Whin and Stone together, and do we have breeding Nightingales?
Recent activitiesBritish Chiffchaff (‘collybita’ race) in Autumn after post-juvenile moult (Roger Emmens)A review of our wintering Chiffchaffs Rye Meads is one of the best places in Hertfordshire for wintering Chiffchaffs, but they are not our breeding birds, so where do they come from? Alan Harris reviews the evidence. Chiffchaffs (Phylloscopus collybita) breeding in Britain normally […]
Results From Russia to Spain – holiday destinations of our birds The pick of the recoveries and controls notified to us during 2016. Friends of the Group receive full details in the bimonthly Bulletin – take a look here if you are interested in becoming a Friend. The best of our wildfowl movements were from […]
Recent activities Saturday 3 June 2017: RMRG’s very own D-day The heroic story of an amphibian operation codenamed E-day involving two vessels and some 300 Black-headed Gulls – a report from the Seamen’s Mess by Brian Milligan Exactly 73 years ago allied commanders were putting the final touches to their plans for the Normandy Landings. […]
A Little Gull, two Ravens and a singing Nightingale brighten an otherwise rather average early Spring period.
Ravens return, and Chiffs thrive with some Tristis birds among the mix: winter can be quiet but seldom dull.
Bitterns, Beardies and Chiffs lead the honours in a quiet end to the year.