Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Lemsford Springs

Woke up this morning to more snow and my garden feeder full of hungry birds! The feeder was visited all morning by House Sparrows, Starlings, Blackbirds, Robin, Magpies, Blue Tits, Wood Pigeon and Collared Dove!

After all that action Erin and myself took a short drive to Lemsford Springs near Welwyn. It's a great little nature reserve that was very busy due to the snow and ice around, in total we saw 1 Little Egret, 4 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Water Rail, 1 Grey Heron as well as many Mallard, Wrens and Moorhen. Here is a pic of the Green Sandpiper followed by a few Snipe snaps! Enjoy!


  1. I started my birding at Lemsford in the 70s. I remember finding Black-Bellied Dipper there. In fact there were 2 which used to spend the day in the reserve then roost at the waterfall in Brocket Park. Next time you see Barry Trevis the warden please tell him Tim Sexton says "Hi".

  2. Will do Tim, his wife is always out asking what i've seen! It's a great place!