Scarce birds spotted in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 17:37 08 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:40 08 April 2016

A male lesser-spotted woodpecker, photographed by Alan Reynolds

A male lesser-spotted woodpecker, photographed by Alan Reynolds


Birdwatchers have been scouring woodland on the edge of Welwyn Garden City, trying to glimpse two scarce species that have been seen within just a few yards of each other.

Firecrest, photographed by Amy LewisFirecrest, photographed by Amy Lewis

Two lesser-spotted woodpeckers and a firecrest have been regularly seen in the same part of Sherrardspark Wood,

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