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Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

Dotterel at Therfield on 26 April, images by Simon Knott (top) and Mike Ilett (bottom)

Dotterel at Therfield by Simon Knott

Dotterel at Therfield by Mike Ilett

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Welcome to the Herts Bird Club website. We promote the study and recording of birds in Hertfordshire and encourage a wider interest in natural history including the conservation of wildlife habitats.


Website updates – news pages

House Martin nest study 2016-17, to take part in the 2017 survey organised by the BTO, follow the highlighted link.

 

Use of tape playback at breeding sites - please read the advice given on this page link as there has been at least one incident of this happening at the Sherrardspark Wood site. This behaviour is likely to prejudice breeding success.

 

Herts Bird Club / BTO spring conference report 
Saturday 11 March

 

HNHS/Herts Bird Club 1875 Awards for 2017 - nominations are now open - details

Herts Bird Report 2015
- dedicated to Ted Fletcher -
is available now
and was mailed to Bird Club members on 24 Nov 2016!

If you are not a member and would like a copy - join now.

 

Ideal gift - new HNHS book -
Butterflies of Hertfordshire & Middlesex
-
price now £28.00 or £25.00 if collected. 

Order direct from HNHS.

 

The Tyttenhanger 2014 bird report is now available for download here, a total of 132 species seen.

Thames and Chiltern Bird Atlas - a new free web based atlas covering Herts, Beds, Bucks & Oxon.

New HNHS Secretary- David Utting and new Membership Secretary - Virginia Kennard - details

Please renew your membership of HNHS and Herts Bird Club for 2017, details here

Heartwood Forest site guide added

A must for all bird lovers
Birds of Hertfordshire
by Ken Smith, Chris Dee, Jack Fearnside and Mike Ilett
• published on 24 February
• review in British Birds
• buy now direct from Herts Bird Club for only £34 (or £39 by post).

Herts Invertebrate ProjectHerts Invertebrate Project
– how to join this new recording initiative

Please submit sightings and field signs of mammals, amphibians and reptiles to our countywide survey, full details Herts Mammals, Amphibians & Reptiles Atlas.

Herts Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) 2014 results

Hertfordshire Bird Atlas – all the results from the most recent Atlas (2007-12) and both previous atlas surveys available here

How to join or renew your membership

Diary of events – field trips, walks, meetings – organised by local groups

Bird records

Please send us your Herts bird sightings through the records submission page. The latest sightings of interest will be listed automatically on the right hand side of this page, once they have been checked by a moderator. After a few days records transfer to the sightings archive.
The Herts Gazeteer lists site names and grid references for bird recording.

Yahoo Herts Birding group at Hertsbirding.

Visit some great places in Hertfordshire.

Take part in our  projects and surveys.

Buy a book, most HNHS books are now for sale at half price or less.

The success of the site depends on you, the users, entering your records and sending in interesting information, not only sightings which can be entered online but also reports on trips and additional site guides. We also welcome feedback on what you would like to see on the site, email.

Injured or orphan birds – advice here.

The Herts Bird Club is part of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society and our websites are integrated. We hope this will encourage those of you who have not investigated other aspects of wildlife in Hertfordshire to have a look around the HNHS website, discover what is available. Please submit your records of other wildlife, including mammals, amphibians, reptiles and dragonflies through the HNHS website.

Who's who in the Herts Bird Club

Taken a good photograph?

Please send us your Herts bird photos for display on the website, email them to the Bird Club photos team at Herts Bird Photos. with a note of where and when they were taken. A selection will be displayed on this page, added to the photo gallery and/or chosen to illustrate the annual Herts Bird Report.

Iceland Gull at Tyttenhanger by Steve Blake

Iceland Gull at Tyttenhanger on 25 April, image by Steve Blake

Black Tern at Startop's End Reservoir by Simon West

Black Tern at Startop's End Reservoir on 24 April, images by Simon West

Black Tern at Startop's End Reservoir by Simon West

Black Tern at Startop's End Reservoir on 24 April, images by Simon West

Whitethroat at Amwell by Jason Ward

Whitethroat at Amwell on 22 April, image by Jason Ward

Ruff at Tyttenhanger by Andrew Steele

Ruff at Tyttenhanger on 23 April, image by Andrew Steele

Caspian Gull at Fairlands by Mike Ilett

Caspian Gull at Fairlands Valley Park on 22 April, image by Mike Ilett

Caspian Gull at Fairlands by Phil Bishop

Caspian Gull at Fairlands Valley Park on 22 April, image by Phil Bishop

Sand Martin at Amwell by Jason Ward

Sand Martin at Amwell on 20 April, image by Jason Ward

Linnet at Tyttenhanger by Andrew Steele

Linnet at Tyttenhanger on 15 April, image by Andrew Steele

Little Owl at Nup End nr Hitchin by Gary Sanderson

Little Owl at Nup End near Knebworth on 19 April, image by Gary Sanderson

Pied Flycatcher at Aldwickbury by Tim Hill

Pied Flycatcher at Aldwickbury on 19 April, image by Tim Hill

Kingfisher at Rye Meads Ray Kilham

Kingfisher at Rye Meads on 16 April, image by Ray Kilham

Ring Ouzel at Royston by Simon West

One of two Ring Ouzels at Royston on 18 April, image by Simon West

Wheatear at Ashwell by Mike Ilett

Wheatear along the Ashwell to Eyeworth road on 15 April, image by Mike Ilett

Yellow Wagtail at Wilstone by Ian Bennell

Yellow Wagtail at Wilstone on 16 April, image by Ian Bennell

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Cassiobury Park

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Cassiobury Park on 14 April, image by Chris Sharp

Garganey at Amwell by Paul Hackett

Garganey at Amwell on 13 April, image by Paul Hackett

Garganey at Amwell by Jason Ward

Garganey at Amwell on 14 April, image by Jason Ward

Willow Warbler at Aldwickbury by Tim Hill`

Willow Warbler at Aldwickbury on 14 April, image by Tim Hill

Garganey at Amwell by Rob Stubbs

Garganey at Amwell on 12 April, image by Rob Stubbs

Tawny Owl at Heartwood Forest by Andrew Steele

Tawny Owl at Heartwood Forest on 8 April, image by Andrew Steele

Kestrel at Rye Meads by Derek Girvan

Kestrel at Rye Meads on 6 April, image by Derek Girvan

Wheatear at West Hyde by Chris Sharp

Wheatear at West Hyde on 9 April, image by Chris Sharp

Sparrowhawk at Amwell by Rob Stubbs

Sparrowhawk at Amwell on 5 April, image by Rob Stubbs

Waxwings at Moor Park by Steve Carter

Waxwings at Moor Park on 7 April, image by Steve Carter

Wheatear at Woodoaks Farm by Paul Ward

Wheatear at Woodoaks Farm on 7 April, image by Paul Ward

Tree Sparrows at Tyttenhanger by Simon West

Tree Sparrows at Tyttenhanger on 5 April, image by Simon West

Kittiwake at Amwell by Jason Ward

Kittiwake at Amwell on the evening of 5 April, image by Jason Ward

Little Ringed Plover at King's Meads by Simon Knott

Little Ringed Plover at King's Meads on 2 April, image by Simon Knott

For more photographs, visit the gallery

 

 

 

Latest sightings

Interesting recent records submitted through the website are listed here, older records are in the sightings archive.

27TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Oystercatcher, island opp viewpoint (William Bishop)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing in vicinity of car park (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Garden Warbler, Wells Wood (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Peregrine Falcon, flew through going north (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Yellow Wagtail, flying over Magical Wood (Rupert Evershed)
Kelshall nr Royston, 4 Corn Bunting, singing males in the vicinity of Lower/Upper Heath Farms (Lee G R Evans)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Common Snipe, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 House Martin (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Sand Martin (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, West pool (Simon Knott)
Newnham, Barn Owl, along the Newnham to Ashwell rd this evening at 8pm (Mike Ilett)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Common Tern (Jane Free)
Therfield nr Royston, 3 Corn Bunting (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield nr Royston, Ring Ouzel, male briefly in field next to pub (Andrew Steele)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Wheatear, same field as Dotterel (Tom Speller)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Yellowhammer (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield nr Royston, 4 Dotterel, two males & two females - at the far east end of the beet field. The farmer asked politely that birders do not park in the private lane (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield nr Royston, Wheatear, female at entrance to Horseshoe Well Farm (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield nr Royston, 3 Wheatear (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Grey Partridge (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Fieldfare, 1 on verge of A505 nr Ashwell turn & 1 by paddocks along Coombe Road. (Dean Harlow)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 7 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, male, Nettledon Rd horse paddock (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 12+ Linnet, family groups, feeding young (L. Flower)

26TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Jenny Sherwen)
Batford, Lesser Whitethroat, calling from hedge by B653 opposite weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Common Sandpiper (Chris Sharp)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Garden Warbler (Chris Sharp)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Common Tern, main lake (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Yellow Wagtail, by main lake near cafe (Tom Speller)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Greenshank (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Green Sandpiper (Simon Knott)
Redbourn, Yellow Wagtail, probable lutea race filmed & photo by garden pond (Ernest Leahy)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby, North east at 07:00 (Mike Harris)
Stocker's Lake, Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Lake, Garden Warbler (Chris Sharp)
Therfield nr Royston, 4 Dotterel, viewable in bare field at TL 343 373 off track to Reed End this lunchtime. Please park responsibly if visiting. (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Wheatear, m&f next to Dotterel (Simon Knott)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Tern (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Caspian Gull, 2nd cy (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Welwyn Garden City, Yellow Wagtail, seen in Daniels (Kevin Hornby)

25TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby, flew through early evening but returned to chase hirundines (William Bishop/Ron Cousins/Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Garden Warbler (Jenny Sherwen)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2m, 1f (David Neal)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (David Neal)
Bovingdon, Cuckoo, distant singing male, SW of Brickworks (L. Flower)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 10+ Sand Martin, with house martins (G Lapworth)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Garden Warbler (G Lapworth)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo, calling (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, cattle field (David Wheatcroft)
Gaddesden Row, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, on Redbourn road (Ernest Leahy)
Heartwood Forest - E of B651, Garden Warbler, singing well near Arboretum (Ken & Linda Smith & Brian Legg)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Grasshopper Warbler, reeling along hedgerow (Ken & Linda Smith & Brian Legg)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 20+ House Martin, public viewing platform (Michael Hammond)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 20+ Swallow, public viewing platform (Michael Hammond)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Hobby, public viewing platform (Michael Hammond)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Garden Warbler, public viewing platform (Michael Hammond)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, public viewing platform (Michael Hammond)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 100+ Sand Martin, public viewing platform (Michael Hammond)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Common Snipe, West pool (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Swift, over with Martins and Swallows 9.30 (Ron Thomas)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 12 Egyptian Goose, 7 adults inc pair with 5 juvs (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Wheatear, near centre (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Garden Warbler, near western perimeter towards SW corner (Tom Speller)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, Garden Warbler (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, Lesser Whitethroat, along causeway near fishing platform (chris sharp)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 White Wagtail, pair courting this evening (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Iceland Gull, 2ndCY 07:35 - 08:15 (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ringed Plover (Jeff Bailey)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Caspian Gull, 2nd CY (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Wheatear (Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 11 Little Ringed Plover, my highest ever count at this location 17.15pm (Jeff Bailey/Alex Kirby)
Waterend nr Wheathampstead, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Patrick McNeill)
Waterend nr Wheathampstead, Cuckoo (Patrick McNeill)
Watford, Peregrine Falcon, circling around YMCA, Beechen Grove (David Denham)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Yellow Wagtail, around jetty bank (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Egret, 5 active nests on Drayton Bank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 75 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 17 Black Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-necked Grebe, pair in breeding plumage between Cemetery Corner and Drayton bank (Lee G R Evans)

24TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 12+ Sedge Warbler (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover, on island (William Bishop)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby, seen from viewpoint over Easenye Wood at 1pm (David Booth)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6+ Reed Warbler (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Green Sandpiper (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow Wagtail (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Shelduck (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Common Tern (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Snipe (William Bishop)
Ashwell, 5 Yellow Wagtail, on dung heap by Ashwell to Eyeworth Road (Roger & Lynn Payne)
Ashwell, Wheatear, on dung heap by Ashwell to Eyeworth Road (Roger & Lynn Payne)
Batford, Wheatear, female northern edge of weedy field, near brown metal barn. (Darin Stanley)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern (Darrel Bryant)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Sand Martin (Darrel Bryant)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 5 Swallow (Darrel Bryant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, calling mid morning (J Taylor)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Swift (J Taylor)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Fieldfare (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Wheatear, both females (Darrel Bryant)
Panshanger Park, 2 Mandarin (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 4 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Greenshank (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Green Sandpiper (Simon Knott)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 60+ Sand Martin (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black Tern (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Swallow (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 22 Common Tern (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20 House Martin (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black Tern, Still present at 6.45 p.m. (Simon West)
Stocking Pelham, 2 Grey Partridge (Andy Brown)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), Yellowhammer (Keith Smith)
Tring Sewage Treatment Works, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Two reeling males still present (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Garden Warbler, along river Colne (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover, one caught sitting by Sparrowhawk and eaten! (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Lesser Whitethroat, singing near works bridge over Colne. (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Iceland Gull, first summer bird for about an hour from 7.30pm until it flew off SW (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Yellow Wagtail, on sand (S Blake/ T Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 8+ Little Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redshank (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Dunlin (Rupert Evershed)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 48 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Shelduck (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 60 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat (G Lapworth)

23RD APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Arctic Tern, briefly then flew North at 07.15 (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6+ Swift (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5+ Common Tern (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Black Tern, briefly then flew North with a common tern at 08.20 (Chris Beach/Ron Cousins)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, from Gladwin Hide (Ian Taylor)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (IanEdwards)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Woodlark, flew low North at 08:45 (Chris Beach)
Ashwell, 6 Wheatear, along Ashwell to Newnham rd (Mike Ilett)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, Raven (Chris Ruis)
Batford, 3 Whitethroat, in weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Berkhamsted Common, Cuckoo (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 3 Garden Warbler (Mike Spittles)
Chess Valley S (SE of M25), 2 Whitethroat (Jill Saunders)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 2 Raven, Cedars (Bill Free)
Colney Heath, Swallow (Dan Fletcher)
Colney Heath, 5+ Whitethroat (Dan Fletcher)
Colney Heath, 4 Willow Warbler (Dan Fletcher)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 5 Wheatear, in dog walking park (Clive Harding)
East End Green, Lesser Whitethroat (Oliver Marshall)
East End Green, Whitethroat (Oliver Marshall)
East End Green, 6 Sand Martin (Oliver Marshall)
East End Green, 2 Stonechat (Oliver Marshall)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Tern, Main Lake (Alan Ford)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Lesser Whitethroat, singing towards M25/railway corner of scrubby field (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Swallow (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 4 Willow Warbler, singing males in scrubby fields (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 7 Whitethroat, scrubby fields (Alan Winn)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Whitethroat (John Pritchard)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)
Hemel Hempstead, Hawfinch, flew NE calling over my Bennetts End garden at 5.40pm (Ian Bennell)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Whitethroat (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Reed Warbler (Tony Blake)
Kelshall nr Royston, 2 Red Kite, Coombe Farm (Murray Orchard)
Kelshall nr Royston, Raven, N of Coombe Farm (Murray Orchard)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 25 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 6 Sand Martin, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Walden, Raven, TL1524 (Martin Ketcher)
Long Marston, Black Redstart, 18.30 Boars Croft farm (David Jenkinson)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Reed Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Lesser Whitethroat (Lynne Lambert)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swift (Dave Hutchinson)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Whitethroat (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 reeling at back of sewage works (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Sedge Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin, pair (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Newnham, 2 Wheatear, north of Newnham nr Caldecote church (Mike Ilett)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Fieldfare (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 6 Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Wheatear, male and female (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Garden Warbler (Darrel Bryant)
Rickmansworth, Cetti's Warbler, Ebury Way lakes (Anna Marett)
Rickmansworth, 2 Reed Warbler, Ebury Way lakes (Anna Marett)
Rickmansworth, 2 Whitethroat, Ebury Way lakes (Anna Marett)
Royston, 2 Ring Ouzel, males in fields SW of hospital18-45 (Murray Orchard)
Rye Park (Hoddesdon), Common Tern (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Park (Hoddesdon), Common Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Park (Hoddesdon), Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Park (Hoddesdon), 3 Little Ringed Plover (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 7 Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 5+ Sedge Warbler (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 5+ Reed Warbler (John Pritchard)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Little Owl (Michael Hooper)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Willow Warbler, singing along river (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Reed Warbler, singing from main reedbed (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ Sand Martin (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Lesser Whitethroat, singing around paddock and lagoon areas (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ruff, female on spit still 18.00hrs (Jeff Bailey)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler, singing along causeway (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Garden Warbler, singing at pylon corner (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Cuckoo, in Tristan the Tractor field (Rick Payman)
West Hyde, Corn Bunting (G Lapworth)
West Hyde, Wheatear (G Lapworth)
Wood End nr Buntingford, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing from two different sites (Mike Baverstock)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth)

22ND APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 20+ Sand Martin (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5+ House Martin (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Arctic Tern, through with a common tern this morning. (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow Wagtail (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2+ Reed Warbler, singing. (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Tern (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 30+ Swallow (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Whitethroat, singing. (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, 2 Willow Warbler, Singing. (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Garden Warbler, singing. (Chris Beach)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over golf course (Bill Free)
Batford, Lesser Whitethroat (Mike Russell)
Batford, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, pair copulating near nest hole (Mike Russell)
Batford, Willow Warbler (Mike Russell)
Bell Bar nr Brookmans Park, Cuckoo, calling (Steven Pearce)
Bramfield village, Yellow Wagtail, field near Bacon's Farm (L. G. Neville)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 4 Sand Martin, with house martins & swallows (G Lapworth et al)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 3 Raven, in cedars (Bill Free)
Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP, Reed Warbler, singing (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP, Common Snipe (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP, 2 Willow Warbler, singing (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin, drake (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Willow Warbler, singing (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Lesser Whitethroat, singing (David Booth)
East End Green, 3 Yellow Wagtail, quarry site (Oliver Marshall)
East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David & Sarah Lyons)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Green Sandpiper
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Stone Curlew, found at 10.05, relocated 10.25 then flew towards old BT site.
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Wheatear
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Mandarin
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Caspian Gull, main lake with ring X307 (Tom Speller)
Flaunden, Willow Warbler, singing in old orchard (Jill Saunders)
Hartham (Hertford), Kingfisher (David Carter)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Reed Warbler
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 House Martin (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Sand Martin (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 21 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Snipe, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 13 Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 30 Swallow (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Swift, along causeway mid morning (Ian Wiliams)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Yellow Wagtail, along causeway (Ian Wiliams)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, 2 Wheatear, dungheap on Eyeworth-Ashwell road (Clifford Smout)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, 2 Grey Partridge, near dungheap (Clifford Smout)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, Yellow Wagtail (Clifford Smout)
Panshanger Aerodrome, Willow Warbler, Henry Wood (Keith Smith)
Panshanger Park, 3 Willow Warbler (Keith Smith)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo (Keith Smith)
Redbournbury, Raven, Hammondsend Farm (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, 2 Yellowhammer (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Mill area (David Lyons)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Reed Warbler (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Little Ringed Plover (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Dunlin (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Shelduck (Vicky Buckel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Cuckoo, in St Ibbs Park (Mary Hooper)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 2 Red Kite (Callum Peel)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Garden Warbler (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (G Lapworth et al)
Stocker's Lake, 15 Little Egret (G Lapworth et al)
Stocker's Lake, Common Sandpiper (G Lapworth et al)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellowhammer (Tyttenhanger Birders)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow (Tyttenhanger Birders)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Tyttenhanger Birders)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 pair (Tyttenhanger Birders)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ringed Plover (Tyttenhanger Birders)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Yellow Wagtail (Tyttenhanger Birders)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Tyttenhanger Birders)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo (Tyttenhanger Birders)
Verulamium Park, c3 Swallow, over lake (Bill Free)
Wadesmill nr Ware, Yellow Wagtail, over golf course. (Nigel Denison)
Ware Park, Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Oystercatcher, flew through (Ian Wiliams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Tern (Chris Ruis)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wigeon, female (Chris Ruis)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Shelduck, flew through early morning (Ian Wiliams)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Linnet (Robin Bretherick)

21ST APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Green Sandpiper (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Whimbrel, roosting on island,flew off at 7.50 (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Lesser Whitethroat, singing at viewpoint, flew towards James Hide (Chris Beach)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, Reed Warbler, singing in corner reed bed (Anna Marett)
Batford, Lesser Whitethroat, singing in Common Lane (Darin Stanley)
Bovingdon, 2 Linnet, Brickworks (L. Flower)
Bovingdon, Willow Warbler, Brickworks, singing male (L. Flower)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Willow Warbler, singing (Steven Pearce)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Sandpiper, Main Lake (Alan Ford)
Hatfield Park, 10+ Waxwing, Sawmill end of The Broadwater (Chris Beach)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 10 Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Green Sandpiper, Park Mead briefly (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Common Snipe, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Ring-necked Parakeet (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 22 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Lilley, Corn Bunting, TL110283 (Martin Ketcher)
Lilley, Corn Bunting, TL112284 (Martin Ketcher)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Sedge Warbler, south west corner (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat, north west corner (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 5 Fieldfare, flying N (Dean Harlow)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear (Dean Harlow)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Garden Warbler, south west corner (Darrel Bryant)
Panshanger Park, House Martin (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Green Sandpiper (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 3 Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 2 Sand Martin (Simon Knott)
Puckeridge, Willow Warbler (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Little Egret, flying S down Rib Valley (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 3 Red Kite, circling together (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 90 Linnet, flock feeding in meadow full of dandelions (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Lesser Whitethroat (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Tern (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Sedge Warbler, singing (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Whimbrel, seen briefly on sand spit at 2pm before they flew off south west. (Geoff Young)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Reed Warbler, singing (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear, male (S Blake/R Coombes)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat, by old orchard (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (G Lapworth)

20TH APR: Aldwickbury Golf Course, Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Jackson)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Greenshank, circled for a few minutes, then headed up the valley. (Chris Beach)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 12 Swallow (G Lapworth)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 10 House Martin (G Lapworth)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Lesser Whitethroat, calling from hedgerow alongside Coopers Green Lane (Steven Pearce)
Croxley Common Moor, Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Sharp)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, In song (David Wheatcroft)
Hitchin, 2 Whitethroat, footpath towards Ashbrook farm (Callum Peel)
Kimpton, 10 House Martin (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
Markyate, Willow Warbler (Francis Dowley)
Markyate, Yellowhammer (Francis Dowley)
Markyate, Cuckoo, In field west of the village (Francis Dowley)
Mill Green nr Hatfield, Yellow Wagtail, Mill Green golf course (Michael Hooper)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail, opposite Mill (Ernest Leahy)
Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret, opposite Mill (Ernest Leahy)
Sandridge nr St Albans, Lesser Whitethroat, Coleman Green Lane, just north of Sandridge (before Drovers Lane turnoff). (Steven Pearce)
Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath, Kingfisher, river Colne tributary by A414 (Steven Pearce)
St Albans, Raven, Kingsbury area (Bill Free)
St Margarets, 3 Linnet (Derek Pratt)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Arctic Tern (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Yellow Wagtail (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin, A Pair (Jeff Bailey)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 47 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Sedge Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 12 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Reed Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Tewin Fish Farm, 12 Linnet (Anders gray)
Tewin Fish Farm, 3 Swallow (Anders gray)
Tewin Fish Farm, Ring Ouzel, 1 male in first hedgerow/on wires leading up to archers green lane behind tewin fish farm. Very flighty, slowly moving north along the hedgerow towards tewin village at 18:30. (Anders gray)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Tree Sparrow, calling (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Lesser Whitethroat (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Garden Warbler (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Kingfisher, along river (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Garden Warbler, along river (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Tree Sparrow, in dead oak by mound (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Terry Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler (Terry Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler (Terry Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Yellowhammer, hedgerow between main pit & model railway (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)
Watford, Peregrine Falcon, above palace theatre (Mike Gray)
Wheathampstead, Wheatear, This was seen in the upper field on the north side just before the bridge this evening (Helen Shapland)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 96 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 35 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat (Roger Harbird)

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