Record selection
Records

Fri 5 Jun 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Ringed Plover (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Redshank (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Sand Martin (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Clifford Smout)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 5+ Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Oystercatcher (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Grey Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Tern (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 7+ Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5+ House Martin (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.100 Swift, large flock hunting over scrape this morning (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, perched and hunting over main pit (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Thu 4 Jun 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Little Ringed Plover (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3cy in front of viewpoint early evening. (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Ringed Plover, early evening (Drew Lyness)

East Hyde, c.20 Swift, over Thrales End Lane (Francis and Janet Dowley)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL199082] 5+ Swift (Axel Kirby)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL199082] 2+ Red Kite (Axel Kirby)

Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood [TL162109] 1 Cuckoo, on edge of Langley wood (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL164108] 1 Little Owl, back in usual place behind scout hut (Craig Dunn)

Letchworth, 1 Red Kite, flying over Westbury (Peter Moore)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ064939] 1 Peregrine Falcon, flew over garden. (Anna Marett)

St Albans [TL184097] 2 Linnet (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL184097] 3 Yellowhammer, Singing males (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 2+ House Martin (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 30+ Swift (Steven Pearce)

Ware [TL348156] 20+ Red Kite, large numbers of Kites over the rubbish tip. (Nigel Denison)

Watton at Stone, 2 Little Owl, pair at Watkins hall farm (Clive Harding/Lou Holland)

Welwyn Garden City, 20+ Swift, over Bessemer Rd late afternoon (Allan Meadows)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Hobby, over Handside area garden early afternoon before being driven off by local Jackdaws. (Anthony Dorman)

Wed 3 Jun 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Cuckoo (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4+ Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Redshank (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 cy this morning (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Egyptian Goose (Allan Meadows)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 4 Red-crested Pochard (Steve Carter)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 4 House Martin (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Yellowhammer, singing (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Swift (Clifford Smout)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 1 Linnet, male linnet feeding on lawn with Greenfinches. (Andy Catchpole)

Hemel Hempstead, 7 Red-legged Partridge, Family group ( 2 adults and 5 juvenile birds) on the Leverstock Green football pitch in Pancake Lane at 9.10 this morning (Brendon Fagan)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, 1 Kingfisher, male at the Nature Reserve at 7.30am (Peter Chapman)

Sandon, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, In the church yard (Phil Rhodes)

Stocker's Lake, c.12 Common Tern, on new Tern raft (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, c.6 Sedge Warbler (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Reed Warbler (Steve Carter)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Garganey, male still viewable from the hide (Phil Rhodes)

Ware, 1 House Martin, 1 flying over Tesco car park with swifts this evening. I didn't see any in Ware last year. (Mike Baverstock )

Watford, 2 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Welwyn Garden City [TL240137] 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 07.45 (Keith Smith)

Welwyn Garden City, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 15.30 (Keith Smith)

Willian nr Letchworth [TL222293] 1 Yellow Wagtail, Roxley Court (Peter Moore)

Tue 2 Jun 2020 Aston End, 1 Little Owl, Lords Farm (Alan Ford)

Aston End [TL278236] 1 Corn Bunting, still present in weedy field (Phil Bishop)

Aston End [TL27422416] 2 Swallow, pair regularly in & out of same stable door at Lords farm almost certainly to a nest. Also later seen agitated by a Little Owl at the farm (Tom Speller)

Aston End [TL275241] 1 Yellowhammer, male seen twice carrying food into hedgerow at Lords Farm (Tom Speller)

Cassiobury Park [TQ089969] 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Axel Kirby)

Cassiobury Park [TQ089969] 1 Little Egret (Axel Kirby)

Cassiobury Park [TQ088967] 5 Mandarin, 1 adult female + 4 young (Axel Kirby)

Cassiobury Park [TQ089969] 1 Grey Wagtail (Axel Kirby)

Cassiobury Park [TQ089969] 4+ Cetti's Warbler, heard, not seen (Axel Kirby)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP [TL194100] 1 Willow Warbler (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP [TL194100] 1 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c.100 Swift, large flock feeding over farm (Rupert Evershed)

Datchworth [TL272186] 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair in field along Bury Lane (Matt Livesey)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl (David Lyons)

Flamstead village [TL075146] 1 Swallow (David McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL078146] 8+ Swift (David McGrath)

Frogmore GP nr Stevenage [TL285205] 10+ Mandarin, 10-12 flew over, including a pure white bird (Matt Livesey)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL151032] 1 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 1 Raven (Andrew Steele)

Harpenden [TL147145] 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders (Robin Pearson)

Hatfield Garden Village [TL209102] 1 Yellowhammer, along Coopers Green Lane, just north of Hatfield Avenue. (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180110] 2 Willow Warbler, singing (Ian Flack)

Heartwood Forest - Round Wood [TL156116] 1 Barn Owl, At 8:30pm (Robin)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden at 8:15 (Allan Meadows)

Royston, 21 Swift, Flock of 15 over Old North Road north of station, birds entering nest boxes. Further 7 Swifts screaming low over pedestrianised centre of town (D G REES)

St Albans [TL145070] 1 Peregrine Falcon, juvenile on tower of Cathedral. (Alison Debenham)

St Albans, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Immature plucking pigeon on St.Albans Cathedral tower (Barry Trevis)

St Albans [TL145072] 12 Swift, entering several nests holes in the old Abbey National School, Spicer Street. Some birds calling from nests (Graham Knight)

Standon [TL410205] 1 Yellow Wagtail, In same area as last year (John Chitham)

Stocker's Farm [TQ051934] 8+ Swallow (Gary Mason)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 3 Kingfisher, near Kingfisher bank (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 3 Egyptian Goose (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 11+ Little Egret (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 6+ Cetti's Warbler, heard at various places, not seen (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 1+ Reed Warbler, others heard in several places (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 6+ Swallow (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 1 Red-crested Pochard, (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046932] 1 Willow Warbler, very agitated as a Jay was close and seemed to be eating a nestling. (Gary Mason)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Ringed Plover, pair on the spit near the outflow embankment. (Nigel Webber )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Garganey, male with Gadwall and a Teal by the inlet channel on the far bank from the hide. (Nigel Webber )

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 3 Oystercatcher, pair plus an intruder (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 2 Little Egret (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, hunting over scrape (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellow Wagtail, flew up from main pit over high viewpoint (Rupert Evershed)

Verulamium Park, 5 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, male flew north over parkway. (Drew Lyness)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Hobby, hawking over knightfield (Ian Taylor)

Wheathampstead [TL167144] 13+ Mandarin, follow-up on report of 11 on 28 May. Same location in private garden. On camera. (Patrick McNeill)

Mon 1 Jun 2020 Batch Wood nr St Albans, 3 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 1 Willow Warbler (Chris Ruis)

Cheshunt, 1 Cuckoo, heard again continuously from Bread and Cheese Lane and Appleby Street 8.45 - 915 (Anne Facer)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Linnet (Clifford Smout)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 2 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 1 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

East Hyde, 5 Little Egret, In a group - my highest count here (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 6 House Martin (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 2 Red Kite, sparring (Clifford Smout)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Common Tern, 2 on jetty main lake. A 3rd dropped in briefly (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Mandarin, eclipse male type south end main lake early AM. (Tom Speller)

Goffs Oak [TL321045] 3 Swift, Seen overhead from garden (Andrew Banks)

Hertford [TL308136] 10 House Martin, at least 7 active or occupied nest on Longwood Road, with more under construction (Graham Knight)

Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, Heard distantly from garden ~6am (Rob stubbs )

Kelshall nr Royston, 8+ House Martin, Birds visiting nests on Fox Hall (Murray Orchard)

Kelshall nr Royston [TL328362] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Perched on stone cross on roof of church (Murray Orchard)

Kelshall nr Royston, 12 Swift, Over village (Murray Orchard)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Willow Warbler (Oliver Marshall)

Knebworth [TL255208] 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair along Bridleway to Stevenage (Matt Livesey)

Oxhey, 3 Swift, over Oxhey village. (Geoff Young)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, in tree in next doors garden early evening (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 6 Swift, over garden early afternoon (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair (Panshanger Park Rangers)

Panshanger Park, 1 Mandarin (Panshanger Park Rangers)

Panshanger Park, 1 Hobby (Panshanger Park Rangers)

Rickmansworth [TQ060932] 1+ Ring-necked Parakeet, Greenbroom Spring wood, Harefield road. Female or young sticking head out of high tree hole. (Anna Marett)

Sandon [TL322344] 6+ House Martin, Birds visiting nests on cottage by church entrance (Murray Orchard)

Sandon, 5 Swift, Screaming flock flying around near church (Murray Orchard)

Sandon [TL322345] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Perched above wall along N side of churchyard (Murray Orchard)

Sandon, 6 House Martin, flying around the church and village (Terry brown)

Sandon, 4 Swift, flying around the church (Terry brown)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Common Tern (Jane Free)

Stevenage, 1 Grey Wagtail, In and around sandown road pond (Gary Sanderson)

Stevenage, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, Calling in trees at Weston road cemetery (Ray Hooper)

Therfield nr Royston, 2 Swift, Flying low around the village center (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston [TL336372] 6+ House Martin, Birds visiting and building nests on house and chapel in The Causeway, near the school (Murray Orchard)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Garganey, male this evening at 8pm (Jim Hudson)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Swallow (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 House Martin (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, lagoon area (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Wallington, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, In the small wood next to the church (Terry brown)

Watford, 2 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Welwyn Garden City [TL241131] 1 Peregrine Falcon, single adult soaring and gliding high over the Howard Centre-seen to stoop at buzzard, also calling (Huw Lewis)