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Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

Goosander at Stocker's Lake by Steve Carter

Goosander at Stocker's Lake on 18 January, image by Steve Carter

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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

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
-
available now offer price only £19.99. 

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.

Waxwing at Cheshunt by Alan Reynolds

Waxwing at Cheshunt on 18 January, image by Alan Reynolds

Brambiling at Stevenage by Steven Lane

Brambling visiting a garden in Stevenage on 17 January, image by Steve Lane

Fieldfare in Hertford by Katy Smith

Fieldfare at Hertford on 16 January, image by Katy Smith

Waxwing at Cheshunt by Jason Ward

One of 30 Waxwing at Cheshunt high street on 14 January, image by Jason Ward

Stock Dove at Hertford by Alan Reynolds

Stock Dove visiting a garden in Hertford on 15 January, image by Alan Reynolds

Waxwing at Cheshunt by Chris Sharp

Waxwing at Cheshunt high street on 14 January, image by Chris Sharp

Waxwing at Cheshunt by Chris Sharp

Waxwing at Cheshunt high street on 14 January, image by Chris Sharp

Fieldfare in Bishop's Stortford by Keith Overall

Fieldfare visiting a Bishop's Stortford garden on 13 January, image by Keith Overall

Redwing in Hertford by Alan Reynolds

Redwing at Hertford on 10 January, image by Alan Reynolds

Wren at Stevenage by Gary Sanderson

Wren visiting a garden in Stevenage on 10 January, image by Gary Sanderson

Waxwing at Hemel Hemstead by Chris Sharp

Waxwing (one of six) at Hemel Hempstead on 10 January, image by Chris Sharp

Lesser Redpoll in Benington by Kathy Sharman

Lesser Redpoll visiting a garden feeder in Benington on 8 January, image by Kathy Sharman

Reed Bunting at Amwell by Mary Smith

Reed Bunting at Amwell NR on 6 January, image by Mary Smith

Blackcap in Rickmansworth by Dale Ayres

Blackcap in a Rickmansworth garden on 7 January, image by Dale Ayres

Siberian Chiffchaff at Broadwater Lake by Paul Lewis

Siberian Chiffchaff at Broadwater Lake on 8 January, image by Paul Lewis

Wren at Rye Meads by Ray Kilham

Wren at Rye Meads on 7 January, image by Ray Kilham

Little Owl at Woodoaks Farm by Steve Carter

Little Owl at Woodoaks Farm on 5 January, image by Steve Carter

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.

20TH JAN: Bragbury End nr Stevenage, 6 Grey Partridge, Bragbury Lane (Alan Ford)
Cheshunt, 20 Waxwing, 9.40,top of tree opp Co-op, High St (Alison Monckton)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl, In usual oak (Alan Jackson)
East Hyde, Water Rail (Alan Jackson)
East Hyde, Common Snipe (Alan Jackson)
East Hyde, Common Snipe (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, 2 Siskin, on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 10 Redwing, stubble field near Green End (Murray Orchard)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Barn Owl, hunting over rough fields south of Hay Lane from 16.45 (Murray Orchard)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Marsh Harrier, female/imm, flew high N over Braughing at 16.10 and then away E (Murray Orchard)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Woodcock, over fields south of Hay Lane at dusk (Murray Orchard)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 30 Fieldfare, stubble field near Green End (Murray Orchard)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male in garden (Paul Lewis)
Marshalswick (St Albans), 3 Siskin, feeding on sunflower hearts. (Richard Geary)
Marshalswick (St Albans), 3 Redwing, feeding on apples (Richard Geary)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Lesser Redpoll, in garden. (Richard Geary)
Panshanger Park, 8 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
Puckeridge, 7 Fieldfare (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 4 Linnet, in stubble field (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 4 Grey Partridge (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, Draper hide (Ade Hall)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Water Rail, from Draper hide (Ade Hall)
Stapleford, 6 Red Kite, Stapleford and Watton / Woodhall estate. (Nigel Denison)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 22 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Chris Gibson)
Stocker's Lake, Goosander, Drake (Chris Gibson)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6 Tree Sparrow
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 4 Little Egret
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Peregrine Falcon, tail-less juv on pylon (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Caspian Gull, 1stW
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Golden Plover
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Water Rail, heard
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (Rupert Evershed)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 18 Fieldfare (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 115 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)

19TH JAN: Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park, 20+ Mandarin (Bob Harris/Anna Marett/Ian Bryant)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Marsh Tit, on feeders at James hide (Gill Price)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 23 Red-crested Pochard, 16m,7f (G Lapworth)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl, In usual oak (Alan Jackson)
East Hyde, Water Rail, showing well in side channel (Alan Jackson)
East Hyde, Common Snipe, in side channel (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, 4 Siskin, on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hoddesdon, Blackcap, male on garden feeder (roland power)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Redwing (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Great Black-backed Gull, East Pool (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 15 Wigeon, on bank of New River (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Fieldfare, Causeway (Steve Hughes)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Blackcap, female in garden (Richard Geary)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 3 Blackcap, 2 males 1 female in garden (Peter Medcalf)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Red Kite, over Daniells (John Coleman)
Redbournbury, 2 Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Fieldfare (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, Draper hide (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Raven (John Pritchard)
St Paul's Walden, 12 Grey Partridge, TL175223 (Martin Ketcher)
St Paul's Walden, 2 Grey Partridge, TL175226 (Martin Ketcher)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 15 Goldeneye, 6m,9f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goosander, male (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5+ Tree Sparrow, in usual tree by feeders (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Great White Egret (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Tony Kavanagh)
Watford, Barnacle Goose, on canal with Canada geese by Watford business park (Ben Norcott)
Welwyn Garden City, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, in garden off Parkway (Mike Upstone)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Stonechat, where footpath bends towards the M25 (Geoff Young)

18TH JAN: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Marsh Tit, On feeders near James Hide (Steve Hughes/Rob Stubbs)
Batford, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Clifford Smout)
Batford, 13 Redwing (Clifford Smout)
Batford, Kingfisher (Clifford Smout)
Berkhamsted, 2 Waxwing, in small plum tree on Finch Road 08.20. (Ian Gamble)
Cheshunt, 31 Waxwing, In trees at junction of Church Lane and High Street at 9.40am (Ray Facer)
Chess Valley N (NW of M25), Raven (Graham Folkerd)
Chess Valley N (NW of M25), 12+ Redwing (Graham Folkerd)
Chess Valley N (NW of M25), Little Egret (Graham Folkerd)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Short-eared Owl, hunting near cattle field 15.20 (Pete Waldron)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Stonechat, male (Pete Waldron)
Graveley nr Stevenage, 70 Golden Plover, on field by A1M (Clive Brackenbury)
Harpenden, 4 Siskin, on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden Sewage Treatment Works, 3 Chiffchaff, feeding on tank (Clifford Smout)
Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Redwing, on Ivy & Cotoneaster berries in my garden (John Moss)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Green Sandpiper (Geoff Young)
Lemsford Springs, c50 Siskin, in alder trees near entrance (Geoff Young)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Geoff Young)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Water Rail (Geoff Young)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Fieldfare, In fields outside reserve (Geoff Young)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Common Snipe (Geoff Young)
Northaw, Lady Amhersts Pheasant, male.
Panshanger Park, Little Owl, TL296125 (Martin Ketcher)
Redbourn, Stonechat, Hammondsend Farm (John Fisher, Anna Marett, Ian Bryant)
Redbourn, 100c Fieldfare (John Fisher, Anna Marett, Ian Bryant)
Redbourn, c200 Linnet, Hammondsend Farm (John Fisher, Anna Marett, Ian Bryant)
Redbourn, c10 Yellowhammer, Hammondsend Farm (John Fisher, Anna Marett, Ian Bryant)
Sandon, 140 Fieldfare, In fields off road near Deadman's Hill (Murray Orchard)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, on usual chimney in Cappell Lane (Alan Ford)
Stevenage, 2 Raven, pair on pylons, at rear of Granby Road. (Clive Brackenbury)
Stocker's Lake, 30 Siskin (Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Lake, Goosander, drake (Chris Sharp/Steve Carter)
Wallington, 70 Linnet, Flock of 40+ in maize game crop S of Wallington Road and 30 in stubble field between Wallington Road and Bygrave Lodge Farm (Murray Orchard)
Wallington, 10 Fieldfare (Murray Orchard)
Wallington, 20 Grey Partridge, In fields along Wallington Road, including covey of 15 (Murray Orchard)
Wallington, 30 Yellowhammer, In stubble field between Wallington Road and Bygrave Lodge Farm (Murray Orchard)
Wallington, 25 Corn Bunting, Including flock of 19; mostly feeding in stubble field and emerging rape crop between Wallington Road and Bygrave Lodge Farm (Murray Orchard)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Tony Kavanagh)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Tony Kavanagh)

17TH JAN: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 97 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Goldeneye (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Smew (Lee G R Evans)
Batford, Woodcock, flushed in weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Cheshunt, 32 Waxwing, still in Cheshunt High Street feeding on tree at junction of Church Lane this morning. (Ron Cousins)
Codicote, 3 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
East Hyde, Water Rail (Steve Clark)
Gatesbury nr Puckeridge, Water Rail, On small stream (Murray Orchard)
Gatesbury nr Puckeridge, 30 Yellowhammer, In stubble field by north edge of village (Murray Orchard)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male in garden (Robin Pearson)
Harpenden, 8 Siskin, on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hemel Hempstead, 15+ Redwing (G Hinton)
Hemel Hempstead, Waxwing, Rowan trees Lower Yott/Windmill Road 14:15 (G Hinton)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Maple Cross, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders in garden (Steve Carter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Bittern, Draper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Bittern, showing very well out in the open from draper hide (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Green Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Snipe (Jeff Bailey)
Sandon, 21 Red Kite, Roost in Tichney Wood south of village; birds moving to roost 16.20 - 16.50 (Murray Orchard)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, Firecrest, at North end at end of monkswood (Mike Ilett)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Lee G R Evans)
Stevenage, Brambling, coming to sunflower hearts (Steven Lane)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (G Lapworth/G Young)
Stocker's Lake, Water Rail (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Goldeneye, 4m,9f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2m,1f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Egyptian Goose (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Tring, 2 Kingfisher, Miswell farm, near the pond (Sally Douglas)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Great White Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 8 Tree Sparrow (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (S Blake/P Elton)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5+ Little Egret (S Blake/P Elton)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Caspian Gull, 1stW briefly (S Blake/P Elton)
Wallington, 14 Grey Partridge, by road between Wallington and A505 in coveys of 2, 5 and 7 (David Booth)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 15+ Siskin (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail, briefly on the mere (Andrew Steele)
Whitwell, 2 Raven (Lee G R Evans)

16TH JAN: Berkhamsted, Little Egret, Flew over Berkhamsted Train Station at 1 30 pm (Nick Goss)
Bishop's Stortford, Brambling, female (Andrew Palmer)
East Hyde, Stonechat (Bob Pedder)
Garston nr Watford, 7 Waxwing, Initially feeding on berries in Meadow Road between 13.10 - 13.20 then on Garston Drive between 14.20 - 15.25 (Simon West)
Garston nr Watford, 5 Waxwing, Meadow Road Kingswood feeding on berries by roadside (Steve Kitchen)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male in garden (Francis Dowley)
Harpenden, 6 Siskin, on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden Sewage Treatment Works, 3 Chiffchaff, all around the same vat with netted rocks. (Darin Stanley)
High Cross nr Standon, 2 Red Kite (Colin Smith)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, in garden (Steve Carter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, Gadwall Hide (Alan Ford)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail, Gadwall Hide (Alan Ford)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper, Gadwall Hide (Alan Ford)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper, Draper Hide (Alan Ford)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Great White Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Caspian Gull, believed to be the Nov 16 bird and a new arrival this month (Steve Blake)
Welwyn Garden City, 70 Redwing, on grass on Howardsgate. (Mike King)

15TH JAN: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Smew, redheads (Mick Price)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, from the Gladwin hide (Mick Price)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Egyptian Goose, from Whites hide (Mick Price)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Marsh Tit, heard calling (Mick Price)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, c100 Redwing, southern extreme of golf course (Bill Free)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, Red Kite (Bill Free)
Berkhamsted, 2 Waxwing, feeding in plum tree in Finch Road 09.30. (Ian Gamble)
East Hyde, Water Rail (David Lyons)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 15 Siskin, alders around environmental lake (Tom Speller)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 3 Wigeon, 2m 1f on island lake nr car park. (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Little Egret (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Kingfisher, calling (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, c10 Siskin, in Alders between river and felled Poplars (Alan Winn)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male in garden (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Harpenden, 5 Siskin, on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Siskin, male in garden (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Jeff Bailey)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Lemsford Springs, 5 Green Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Lemsford Springs, Common Snipe (Jeff Bailey)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 65 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, from the Draper hide (Mike Ilett)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, from Gadwall hide (Mike Ilett)
Wallington, 28 Grey Partridge, 3 groups along Baldock-Wallington road and another between Wallington and A505 (Tom Speller)

14TH JAN: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cetti's Warbler
Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath, 2 Yellowhammer, on footpath between Mangrove Lane and Balls Wood. (Colin Smith)
Barkway, Barn Owl, south of village,flew across B1368 at 17:00 (Derrick Ling)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, c20 Fieldfare (Bill Free)
Berkhamsted, 20+ Waxwing, flying north 14.50. (Ian Gamble)
Cheshunt, 30 Waxwing, opposite co-op on high street at around 1pm (Chris Sharp)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)
East Hyde, 26 Fieldfare (Mike Russell)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Mike Russell)
East Hyde, Water Rail (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Raven, cronking (Mike Russell)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl (Mike Russell)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Short-eared Owl, near BT field (John Yates)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Siskin, bridge between the Environment and Millennium Lakes (Alan Ford)
Harpenden, 5 Siskin, on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 2 Stonechat (Jenny Sherwen)
Hexton, 2 Red Kite, over village and chalk pits (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Ippolits Brook 09;00 (Nigel Agar)
Kimpton Mill, 2 Egyptian Goose (Alan Ford)
Kimpton Mill, Kingfisher (Alan Ford)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Water Rail (Andrew Steele)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Common Snipe (Andrew Steele)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male visiting feeders. (Paul Lewis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Bittern (Samuel Perfect and Larissa Simulik)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 35 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Snipe
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 3 Firecrest, spotted while I was litter picking the car park (Michael Lilly)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, female (Tony Hulls)
Tewinbury Reserve, Green Sandpiper
Tewinbury Reserve, Water Rail
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 18 Tree Sparrow (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Goosander, female (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Great White Egret (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 17 Little Egret (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Kingfisher (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Green Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Ware, 2 Red Kite, over Lime Close (Derrick Ling)
Whitwell, Green Sandpiper, watercress beds (Alan Ford)
Whitwell, Water Rail, bridge over River Mimram at The Valley (Alan Ford)
Whitwell, Little Egret, watercress beds (Alan Ford)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff (Samuel Perfect and Larissa Simulik)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper (Samuel Perfect and Larissa Simulik)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Samuel Perfect and Larissa Simulik)

13TH JAN: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Goldeneye, males (Alan Ford)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Caspian Gull, 1stW and 3rdW in roost. (Alan Harris)
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Woodcock (Rupert Evershed)
Harpenden, 7 Siskin, on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden Sewage Treatment Works, 2 Chiffchaff, around vat by netted rocks (Darin Stanley)
Hitchin, Little Egret (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Common Snipe (Bob Pedder)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Bob Pedder)
Lemsford Springs, 5 Siskin (Bob Pedder)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Bob Pedder)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 40 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 50 Fieldfare (Steve Carter)
Lynsters Lake nr Maple Cross, 25 Wigeon (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male in garden (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 3 Blackcap, on garden feeder (Dale Ayres)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Raven (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, on usual chimney in Cappell Lane (Alan Ford)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 male 1 female from Tern Hide (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Goldeneye, 3 male from viewpoint (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose, from Tern hide (Geoff Young)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4+ Green Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Goosander, female (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Great White Egret (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Wigeon (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Caspian Gull, 1w (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 12+ Tree Sparrow (Rupert Evershed)
Watton at Stone, 3 Red Kite, over Woodhall estate . (Nigel Denison)

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