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Records

Sun 9 Aug 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover, including a chick. (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Green Sandpiper, flew south in evening. (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Snipe (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Common Sandpiper (Drew Lyness)

Baldock [TL261335] 15 Grey Partridge, pair with 13 young (Mike Ilett)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184123] 11 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183123] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Hitchin, 2+ House Martin, At least two young. (Joe wigmore)

Hitchin [TL459870] 2 Red Kite, over the Oakfield estate at 15:00 hrs (Nigel Agar)

St Albans [TL142075] 0 Swift, None spotted today (Bill Free)

Stevenage, 2 Swift, 2 over Weston road cemetery (Ray Hooper)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Common Tern (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL196053] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL188044] 1 Green Sandpiper (Steven Brown)

Wallington [TL274345] 7 Grey Partridge, pair with 5 young - Baldock to Wallington rd (Mike Ilett)

Welwyn Garden City [TL239135] 1 Willow Warbler, immaculately plumaged bird juvenile, in my garden low in bushes, no call or song (Huw Lewis)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL189041] 8 Swallow (Steven Brown)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL190041] 1 Little Owl (Steven Brown)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Wigeon, eclipse drake (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Red Kite (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Hobby (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Tern (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 adult islandica roosting in front of hide (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Mediterranean Gull, adult and 2 juveniles (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 House Martin (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Black-necked Grebe, juvenile still present (2nd day) (Lee Evans)

Sat 8 Aug 2020 Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Stuart Fox)

Barley [TL405379] 2 Raven (Hugo Rainey)

Bell Bar nr Brookmans Park [TL253053] 4 House Martin, 3 occupied nests on Cock O' the North pub (Graham Knight)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP [TL197092] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP [TL195093] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP [TL196093] 1 Little Egret (Steven Brown)

East Hyde, 2+ Yellow Wagtail (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 4 Little Egret (David Lyons)

OTHER (give details in comments box), 1 Wheatear, female at Widbury Hill Farm (Stuart Fox)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin [TL199270] 3 Swift (Michael Hooper)

Stanstead Abbotts, 1 Wheatear, female on farmland above the village (Jane Free )

Stanstead Abbotts, 1 Redstart, Marsh Lane car park (Jane Free )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Green Sandpiper (Sean Moore)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Mandarin, female (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.12 Swallow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Common Tern (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 28+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Blake)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Green Sandpiper, different to Tringford birds (Sean Moore)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Sean Moore)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Black-necked Grebe (Sean Moore)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Sean Moore)

Fri 7 Aug 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 9 Common Tern (Steven Brown)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Grey Wagtail, around cafe at main lake (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 12 Swift, over main lake 07:00 (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 7 Swallow, over main lake 07:00 (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Cetti's Warbler, briefly in song at 8.45am from the environmental lake (Darrel Bryant)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL175114] 4 Grey Partridge, 1 adult with 3 juvenile birds (Steven Brown)

Hertford [TL321116] c.30 Ring-necked Parakeet, flock flying over Hornsmill Road around 7pm. (Amy Barker)

Perry Green nr Much Hadham [TL433517] 1 Wheatear, female just off the footpath through the Henry Moore Foundation. (Stuart Fox)

Radlett [TQ116999] 2 House Martin, single occupied nest on 28 Park Road (Graham Knight)

St Albans [TL142075] 1 Swift, seems the others have left (Bill Free)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Grey Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Wallington [TL275341] 1 Marsh Harrier, 2nd Summer Male along Baldock to Wallington rd this evening (Mike Ilett)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Black-necked Grebe, Juvenile to left of the hide this evening (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Wigeon, drake (present since the 31st July) (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Ringed Plover, Juvenile (present since 4th) (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams )

Wormley [TL368053] 11+ Crossbill, 11 over garden, Wormley West End (Graham White)

Thu 6 Aug 2020 Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 1 Common Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 adult, 1 chick (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 1 Bittern, early morning (Allan Meadows)

Bernards Heath (St Albans) [TL154084] 1 Sand Martin (Andrew Steele)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 5+ Swift, Still about the village area 20:30 (G Hinton )

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 2 Egyptian Goose (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Clifford Smout)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2+ Grey Partridge (P Carruthers )

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Swift, over town cricket ground 9.30am. (Derek Pratt)

Royston [TL348395] 3 Redstart, assuming dispersed from breeding grounds. One male, one probable female, one juvenile. (James Dee)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196049] 2 Hobby, together over the Scrape. (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL187042] 5 Swallow, feeding by the island end of the lake (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 12+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL190044] 1 Hobby (Steven Pearce)

Wed 5 Aug 2020 Abbots Langley [TL092022] 6 House Martin, 2 nests on Abbots Road (Graham Knight)

Bucks Hill nr Chipperfield [TL055000] 10 House Martin, 6 nests, 3 on old pub, 3 further nests at TL052003 (Graham Knight)

East Hyde, 1 Green Sandpiper (Andy Bensted)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Common Sandpiper, main lake 7.30am (Tom Speller)

Great Gaddesden [TL028113] 8 House Martin, single occupied nest on Church Meadow, probably others out of sight (Graham Knight)

Hexton [TL106306] 8 House Martin, at least 2 active nests, one on Old Post Office, the other on building opposite (Graham Knight)

Hunton Bridge nr Watford [TL085006] 20 House Martin, 23 nests - 11 active, on Hunton Bridge Hill (Graham Knight)

Kings Langley [TL074026] 20 House Martin, at least 9 active nests - 8 along length of Blackwell Road, 1 on flats on Church Lane (Graham Knight)

Lilley [TL120260] 8 House Martin, 4 active nests on Four Views, West Street (Graham Knight)

Lilley [TL112275] 6 House Martin, 2 active nests on Manor Cottages (Graham Knight)

Oxhey, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, regulars on feeders in garden, Oxhey village (usually with a great spotted woodpecker for company). (Geoff Young)

Rickmansworth [TQ059945] 1 Peregrine Falcon, 7pm flying low in an eastwards direction (Chris Bessant)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2nd winter and then adult this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5+ Swift (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Tern (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Rupert Evershed)

Wallington [TL268340] 1 Marsh Harrier, flew low across fields north to south from metal gate, Wallington Road 7.25pm (Tom Speller)

Wheathampstead [TL198141] 1+ Crossbill, flew over calling possible flew into woods at grid ref (Andrew Steele)

Wheathampstead, 1 Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Tue 4 Aug 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, juv on mud in front of viewpoint late afternoon (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover, adult with single young (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Hobby (Jeff Bailey)

Baldock [TL263330] 7 Grey Partridge, 2 adults with 5 young (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock [TL264332] 1 Wheatear, juv on airfield (Jonathan Nasir)

Brocket Park [TL215125] 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Brown)

Brocket Park [TL212131] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Colney Heath [TL198061] 1 Red Kite (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

East Hyde, 1 Green Sandpiper, By road in ditch (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 2 Egyptian Goose (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, 1 Little Egret (Ray Hooper)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180124] 3 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184121] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Hitchin [TL1930] 1 Swift, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 15+ House Martin, over Daniels, evening, heading south. (John Coleman)

Panshanger Park [TL292126] 1 Wheatear, on fence line near Riverside lake (Steve Hughes)

Puckeridge [TL389232] 6 Swift, still present over village (Murray Orchard )

Redbournbury [TL121101] 2 Mandarin, 2 moulting birds on the river (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 2+ Little Egret (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 1+ Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL122101] 1 Willow Warbler, feeding on the elderberries with chiff-chaff and Reed warbler (Andrew Steele)

St Albans, 1 Hobby, over east Hyde farmhouse and outer buildings and field (James Franklin)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Common Tern (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL184043] 5+ Yellow Wagtail (Roger Buxton)

Mon 3 Aug 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Andy Bartlett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Andy Bartlett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Ruff, moulting male (Andy Bartlett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Andy Bartlett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Andy Bartlett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Ruff, moulting male till 7.45am at least (Clifford Smout)

Baldock, 1 Marsh Harrier, hunting low over fields by metal gate on Baldock to Wallington road (Terry Brown)

Broxbourne [TL371068] 1 Cetti's Warbler, Calling very noisily and conspicuous, in tree next to Mill Cafe (Paul Gymer)

Colney Heath [TL198061] 2 Red Kite (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

East Hyde, 1 Yellowhammer (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 2 Egyptian Goose (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Grey Wagtail (David Lyons)

Harpenden [TL113157] 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (David Lyons)

Hitchin [TL1930] 2 Swift, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

St Albans [TL180097] 2 Yellowhammer (Chris Ruis)

Tewin [TL271152] 10 House Martin, at least 3 occupied nests on Sevenacre, probably more behind gated part of private road (Graham Knight)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Ed Griffiths)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Dunlin, viewed from hide (Jeff Bailey)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Oystercatcher (Lee Evans)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Nigel Webber)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher (Nigel Webber)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Nigel Webber)

Verulamium Park [TL138074] 1 Grey Wagtail (Bill Free)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Common Tern (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper (Nigel Webber)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Red-crested Pochard, 07.45 2 eclipse males, 1 female (Nigel Webber)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.20 Swift, 07.45 quickly dispersed. (Nigel Webber)

Sun 2 Aug 2020 Batch Wood nr St Albans, 1 Willow Warbler, 1+ recently fledged (Chris Ruis)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 13 Swift, Still around the village area 20:15 (G. Hinton)

Braughing [TL408243] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, on footpath between Friars Road and Stortford Lane near Upp Hall (gateway into field) (Steve Hughes)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL168117] 1 Little Owl, in the wood shed behind the scout hut (Steven Brown)

Hitchin [TL1930] 2 Swift, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Little Egret (Stuart Fox)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Green Sandpiper (Stuart Fox)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Kingfisher (Stuart Fox)

Lamsden Common nr Watton at Stone [TL313208] 12+ Red Kite, birds gathering over newly ploughed field. (Nigel Denison)

Lamsden Common nr Watton at Stone [TL308212] 1 Wheatear (Nigel Denison)

Panshanger Park [TL294125] 1 Wheatear (Andrew Steele)

Panshanger Park, 1 Wheatear (Murray Brown)

St Albans, 2 Crossbill, NW over the garden this morning (Rupert Evershed )

Stanstead Abbotts, 1 Swift (Jane Free )

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, hedge north of main pit (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Sedge Warbler, In reeds on river between Maersk container and model railway (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 3 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Garganey, Probable female type but disappeared from view before confirmation. (Rupert Evershed )

Wallington, 1 Marsh Harrier, Juvenile, viewable from Icknield Way, north of Spital Wood. (John Barron)

Wallington [TL285327] 2+ Spotted Flycatcher (John Barron)

Wallington [TL275342] 1 Marsh Harrier, 2nd Summer male along Baldock to Wallington rd this morning (Mike Ilett)

Sat 1 Aug 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 16 Common Tern, five sitting birds on far raft (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Little Ringed Plover, adult (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Egyptian Goose (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL297369] 8 Red Kite, Included 1 wing tagged bird - yellow tags on both wings and V3 on left wing (Mike Ilett)

East Hyde, 1 Yellow Wagtail (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 2 Egyptian Goose (David Lyons)

Hare Street nr Ardeley [TL309285] 6 House Martin, at least 2 occupied nests, one on Bancroft Farmhouse, the other on Broom Manor (Graham Knight)

Harpenden [TL147145] 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders early morning (Robin Pearson)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180124] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Hemel Hempstead, 3 Swift, over stoneycroft shops mid-day (Derek Pratt)

High Wood nr Benington [TL285236] 5 Willow Warbler, adults and 3 juveniles (Phil Bishop)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Green Sandpiper, on West Pool (East Pool dry) (Murray Orchard)

Newnham [TL243375] 12 House Martin, 6 occupied nests, 5 on Newnham Manor, 1 on nearby house (Graham Knight)

Newnham [TL236383] 3 House Martin, at least one active nest at Caldecote Manor (Graham Knight)

Norton Bury nr Letchworth [TL234348] 50 House Martin, at least 6 occupied nests at Nortonbury Spa but number of birds suggests several more out of view (Graham Knight)

Norton Bury nr Letchworth [TL236350] 10 House Martin, at least 8 occupied nests at Norton Mill (Graham Knight)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Peregrine Falcon, pair performing a superb aerial display (Lee Fitz)

Puckeridge, 30 Swift, Over village at dusk (Murray Orchard)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Common Tern (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Willow Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Little Egret (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL197056] 53 Ring-necked Parakeet, in two flocks heading to roost in the model railway trees (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196050] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, in the scrub between the horse field and the GP (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL193054] 5 Common Tern, including 1 juvenile bird (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, c.1 Common Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Wallington [TL275342] 1 Marsh Harrier, 2nd year male - grey tail but limited grey in wing (Mike Ilett)

Weston [TL260301] 16 House Martin, at least 9 occupied nests on Forge End (Graham Knight)