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​Stonechat at Amwell NR on 20 October, image by Keith Overall.

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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

Corn Bunting survey 2014 preliminary results are now available.

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2012 is now available.

Herts Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) 2012 results

Hertfordshire Bird Atlas 2007-12 - all the results

BTO Hertfordshire news and information from our Regional Rep, Chris Dee.

Birds of Hertfordshire to be published later this year.

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.
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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.

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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.


​Yellow-browed Warbler - the second bird (the one by the picnic site) - at Amwell NR on 19 October, image by Mike Ilett. Note the more prominent wing bars than the first bird photographed by Phil Bishop.


​One of two Yellow-browed Warblers at Amwell NR on 19 October, images by Phil Bishop.


​Sparrowhawk in a Rickmansworth garden on 18 October, image by Ian Howarth.......explains the pile of wood-pigeon feathers at the bottom of the garden.


​Cormorant at Rye Meads NR on 17 October, image by Alan Reynolds.


​Lapwings in flight over Amwell NR on 16 October, image by Rob Stubbs.


​Ring Ouzel in a garden at Weston on 17 October, image (taken through her window) by Susan Walsby.


​Gadwall flying in to Rye Meads on 17 October, image by Alan Reynolds.


​Yellow-legged Gull at Amwell NR on 15 October, image by Barry Reed .


​An imressive nine of the 16 Greenfinches feeding in Chris Bessant's garden in Maple Cross, whilst the sun was still shining on 9 October.

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​A Sparrowhawk eating a Collared Dove caught in Chris Bessant's Garden in Maple Cross on 11 October.

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​The obliging Jack Snipe and one of the Green Sandpipers at Lemsford Springs NR over the weekend, image by Keith Overall.

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​Jack Snipe at Lemsford Springs NR on 11 October, image by Tom Speller.

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​Jack Snipe and Green Sandpiper at Lemsford Springs NR on 11 October, image by Yves Gisseleire.

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​Hobby at West Hyde on 10 October, images by Andrew Moon.

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​Exuberant Skylark at Coombe Road on 10 October, image by Alan Reynolds.

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​Linnet leaving a hedge along Nettleden Road, Gaddesden on 10 October, image by Paul Higgs.

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​The amazing Jack Snipe at Lemsford Springs NR on 9 October, image by Andrew Moon.

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​Juvenile Cuckoo still at Rye Meads on 8 October, images by Andrew Moon, who commented 'Although it had a few feathers sticking out of the right wing it certainly seemed to able to fly properly, although I was rather concerned to see an immature Peregrine sitting on a pylon overlooking the field where the Cuckoo was hunting!'

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​An unusually early Jack Snipe present in front of the Main Hide at Lemsford Springs NR on 8th October 2014, images by Barry Trevis.

Colour-ringed Little Egret at Lemsford Springs NR on 7 September, image by Mike Boswell.

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​Stonechat at Heartwood Forest, Sandridge on 5 October, image by Andrew Steele.

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​Grey Wagtail on the river Oughton at Oughtonhead Common on 5 October, image by Tom Speller.

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​Snipe at Rye Meads on 5th October, image by Alan Reynolds.

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​Snipe at Rye Meads on 5th October, image by Alan Reynolds.

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​Stonechat at West Hyde on 2 October, image by Andrew Moon.

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​Black-tailed Godwit at Wilstone Res, Tring on 3 October, image by Alan Reynolds.

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​Gadwall at Amwell NR on 1 October, image by Rob Stubbs.

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​Wheatear, first of the season at Kings Meads on 30 September, image by Simon Knott.

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Latest sightings

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

21ST OCT: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 25+ Redwing, Lower Roughdown (L. Flower)
Redbourn, 2 Kingfisher, separate sites (Ernest Leahy)
Rusling End nr Langley, Red Kite (Julie Wise)
Rusling End nr Langley, 2 Marsh Tit, on garden feeder (Julie Wise)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Wigeon (G Hinton)

20TH OCT: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Siskin (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Marsh Tit (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Raven, One west over the viewpoint (Laurence Drummond)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat, in front of Gladwin hide (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-browed Warbler, bird calling but elusive and showed well briefly between viewpoint and James Hide at approx 11am (Darrel Bryant & Laurence Drummond)
Bishop's Stortford, 10 Grey Partridge, Covey of about ten in a field adjacent to Hoggates Wood. (Richard Melarange)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail, Gardens of the Rose ponds (Connor McGrath)
Hemel Hempstead, Marsh Harrier, female type W over Two Waters from Apsley then circling / harrying at Bulbourne Moor, Boxmoor before going west (Dan Forder)
Hitchin, 3 Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, 4+ Little Egret (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Green Sandpiper (Murray Brown)
Maple Cross, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, Overhead calling Denham way (Steve Carter)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House (Rob Stubbs)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Barnacle Goose (A Gardiner/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (A Gardiner/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Water End nr Brookmans Park, Red Kite, near A1(M) (David Inward)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Corn Bunting, at horse paddock W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2+ Swallow, west end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Black Redstart, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Stonechat, 1m 1f at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Waterford, Kingfisher (Christopher Benton)
Waterford, Red Kite (Christopher Benton)
Waterford Marsh, 30 Redwing (Christopher Benton)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Pintail (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40 Golden Plover (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Richard Ness)

19TH OCT: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, second bird around picnic area before bridge that crosses R Lee (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Jay Ward)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Fieldfare (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Stonechat (Barry Reed)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Ann Lee)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Stonechat, on fence by permissive bridleway (Alan Gardiner)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Grey Wagtail, Watercress beds (L. Flower)
Great Gaddesden, Red Kite, Watercress beds (L. Flower)
Hatfield Garden Village, Green Sandpiper, Stanborough GP, north of Hatfield Garden Village. (Steven Pearce)
Hitchin, 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, 30 Redwing, at dawn (Lee G R Evans)
Maple Cross, 19 Redwing, 9.30am flying west. (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, chasing c300 Starlings by Chalfont Lane /M25 Bridge. (Chris Bessant)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Kingfisher (Tom Speller)
Redbournbury, 2 Stonechat, between Shafford Farm and Veolia works (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 8+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Grey Wagtail (David & Sarah Lyons)
Redbournbury, Ring Ouzel, male in field between Redbourn Road and River Ver opposite New Jeromes Farm, flew off towards Veolia works. (John Pritchard)
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher (Christopher Benton)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Wheatear, in field east of Icknield Way (Jean Gray)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Whinchat, in field north of main pit (Alan Gardiner)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Weston Park, Grey Wagtail (Frances Hurst)
Whitwell, Barn Owl, hunting along verge outside Whitwell on Lilley Bottom Road around 7pm (Julie Wise)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Scaup, juveniles, seen first by David Bilcock (Roy Hargreaves (FoTR))
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Scaup, juveniles visible from car park steps (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Lee G R Evans)

18TH OCT: Hertford, Kingfisher, River Beane at Cowbridge (Christopher Benton)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 24 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Redbourn, 50+ Redwing, couple of flocks around Nicholls Fm during course of day. One 50+ other smaller (Peter Tallantire)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Red Kite, Drifted north over Toll Road around 11am. (Jan Swan & Rob Murray)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Ware, 4 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 3 Stonechat, all males (Barry Reed)

17TH OCT: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (Frank Manfield)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (Frank Manfield)
Buckland, 10 Grey Partridge, pair with 8 full grown juveniles (Murray Orchard)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 5 Stonechat, 2 along track from car park to Pudler's Wood and 3 in field on east side of Round Wood (Rupert Evershed)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 50 Redwing (Simon Knott)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Siskin (Rupert Evershed)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat (Darrel Bryant)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 73 Redwing, five groups (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Peregrine Falcon, over at 08.50 (Murray Orchard)
Sandridge nr St Albans, 20+ Redwing, Over St. Albans Road (Jennifer Gilbert)
Stanstead Abbotts, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair along farm road (Paul Lewis)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Merlin, one sitting in large arable field E of Icknield Way near Mile End Farm was joined by a second. One (probably both) flew off low towards Greys Farm at 17.30 (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 48 Grey Partridge, feeding in fields either side of Icknield Way approaching dusk (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Little Owl, Two calling at Park Farm at dusk (Murray Orchard)
Ware, 2 Red Kite, over Musley Hill (Derrick Ling)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), Marsh Tit (nigel liley/clive harding)
Welwyn Garden City, Grey Wagtail (Murray Brown)
Weston, Ring Ouzel, In private garden (Susan Walsby)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 106 Golden Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Lee G R Evans)

16TH OCT: Bengeo (Hertford), 25 Redwing (Simon Knott)
Great Gaddesden, Little Egret, in stream near garden centre (G Hinton)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 5 Stonechat, TL198084 - near mounds (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Stonechat, TL190082 - female (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 30+ Redwing, Over (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Hitchin, 80+ Redwing (Andrew Coates)
Hitchin, Red Kite (Andrew Coates)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, east pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Red Kite (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 35 Redwing (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, adult flew west over M25 (just west of Maple Cross) (Andrew Moon)
Maple Cross, 21 Redwing (Chris Bessant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Woodcock (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 south western corner then flew south west 2nd bird north western corner both birds elusive (Darrel Bryant)
Puckeridge, 527 Redwing, Total of 14 flocks numbering 3 to 150 flying SW between 09.50 and 10.50 (sample count) (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Swallow, Flying S (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 2 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 2+ Marsh Tit, Pentley Park entrance (Murray Brown)
St Albans, 30+ Redwing, over Sandridge Road (Andrew Steele)
Tewinbury Reserve, 2 Kingfisher (Andy Brown)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)

15TH OCT: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Merlin (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 10 Little Egret (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Dunlin (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Stonechat (Barry Reed)
Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher (Simon Knott)
Benington, Barn Owl (Kathy Sharman)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 400+ Redwing, groups of 60-100+ over Westbrook Hay in an hour. Mostly heading west (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Swallow, over Westbrook Hay, heading north (L. Flower)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 11 Grey Partridge (Steve Akrill)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Common Snipe, on flooded field/scrape area (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Kingfisher (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Harpenden, 19 Redwing (Tim Hill)
Hatfield, 3 Grey Wagtail, On building roof in Old Town (Kathy Sharman)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wheatear (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Woodcock, flushed along western edge (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 100+ Redwing (Darrel Bryant)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Red-crested Pochard (Mike Ilett)
Tewin, Grey Wagtail (Ivan Judd)
Tewin, Little Egret, in Mimram (Ivan Judd)
Therfield Heath, Stonechat, East side of rifle range (A Beale)
Therfield nr Royston, 60 Redwing (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, Ring Ouzel, Flew up from bushes along Icknield Way near Therfield and flew off S with small group of Song Thrush/Redwings at 17.15 (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 15 Grey Partridge (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 22 Corn Bunting, Icknield Way; also 100+ yellowhammer and 300+ linnet (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 18 Golden Plover (Martin Johnson)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Clive Harding)
Walkern Park Farm, Red Kite (Steve Akrill)
Ware, Red Kite, Over A602 on way out of Ware towards Stevenage (Rob Stubbs)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Mike Ilett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Mike Ilett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (Mike Ilett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail (Alan Gardiner)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret, one colour ringed - orange on right leg with (9) and yellow on left leg with (D) (Mike Ilett)

14TH OCT: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Kingfisher, River Lee (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Mediterranean Gull, adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 200 Redwing (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat, female-type (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1200+ Redwing, mostly heading west 12.00-18.00 (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Rock Pipit (Barry Reed)
Berkhamsted Common, 30+ Redwing (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 3 Common Snipe, flying north (Mike Spittles)
Bovingdon, 25 + Redwing (Lee Batten)
Dawley Wood nr Tewin, 20+ Redwing, Flying over wood towards Welwyn. (Kevin Wright)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Ring Ouzel, female showing well on hawthorn hedge half a mile north east of Fanhams Hall (Andy Catchpole)
Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Grey Wagtail (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Swallow (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 7 Common Snipe, at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, C.380 Redwing, in small flocks early morning (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Little Egret (Dan Forder)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Whinchat (B Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 8 Stonechat (B Harper)
Hemel Hempstead, C.38 Redwing, W over Corner Hall / Boxmoor (Dan Forder)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Richard Ness)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Grey Wagtail (Richard Ness)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Green Sandpiper (Richard Ness)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher, female (Richard Ness)
Letchworth, 7 Fieldfare (Andrew Coates)
Letchworth, 3 Swallow (Andrew Coates)
Letchworth, 400+ Redwing, in flocks throughout the morning (Andrew Coates)
Maple Cross, 180 Redwing, flying west in small flocks (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Egyptian Goose, Fly over (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, at pools (Dan Forder)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Little Egret, 2 at pools, 1 at village (Dan Forder)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail, from Gadwall Hide (David Booth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 12 Common Snipe (David Booth)
South Oxhey, 17 Ring-necked Parakeet, in Oxhey Hall garden (Joan Thompson)
St Albans, 50+ Redwing, briefly in garden (Rupert Evershed)
Stocker's Lake, 60 Redwing (Roger Dewey)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, c10 Redwing (Jenny Sherwen)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 12 Little Egret, Resting in crack willows on fringe of lake. (Paul Lewis)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Marsh Tit, at flood meadow (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Raven (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 4 Grey Wagtail (Dan Forder)
Withey Beds LNR, 14 Redwing, over (Anna Marett)
Withey Beds LNR, Kingfisher (Anna Marett)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 40+ Golden Plover, in field between M25 & Mill End houses. TQ036943 (G Lapworth)

13TH OCT: Great Gaddesden, 3+ Little Egret (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Grey Wagtail (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Raven (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 3 Common Snipe (Dan Forder)
Hemel Hempstead, Redwing, over Woodhall Farm in evening (Dan Forder)
Hemel Hempstead, Redwing, over Westbrook Hay (Dan Forder)
Hertford, Redwing, very large passage overhead from 1930 to at least 2300 (Murray Brown)
Hertford, 20+ Redwing, Flock calling over Simon Balle school at 9:00pm (Simon Knott)
Welwyn Garden City, 8+ Redwing, calls of redwing heard eight times overhead between Bridge Road South and Panshanger between 7.30 and 7.45pm. (Tony Wileman)

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