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Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

Waxwing at Stevenage by Gary Sanderson

Waxwing at Stevenage on 17 February, image by Gary Sanderson

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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 Club / BTO spring conference
Saturday 11 March,

2.00- 5.30pm at Affinity Water, Hatfield AL10 9EZ.
All welcome - details & programme.

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
-
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.

Water Rail at Watercress LNR (St Albans) by Andrew Steele

Water Rail at Watercress LNR, St Albans on 16 February, image by Andrew Steele

Golden Plover at Wilstone by Ann Doubleday

Golden Plovers at Wilstone on 15 February, image by Ann Doubleday

Cettis Warbler at Rye Meads by Steve Lane

Cetti's Warbler at Rye Meads on 14 February, image by Steve Lane

Water Rail at Lemsford Springs by Alan Reynolds

Water Rail at Lemsford Springs on 9 February, image by Alan Reynolds

Kingfisher at Herford by Ray Kilham

Kingfisher at Hertford on 11 February, image by Ray Kilham

Kestrel at Amwell by Mary Smith

Kestrel at Amwell on 9 February, image by Mary Smith

Great Spotted Woodpecker in Hertford by Alan Reynolds

Great Spotted Woodpecker in a Hertford garden on 7 February, image by Alan Reynolds

Pied Wagtail in Stevenage by Gary Sanderson

Pied Wagtail in a Stevenage garden on 9 February, image by Gary Sanderson

Stock Doves at Lemsford Springs by Derek Girvan

Stock Doves at Lemsford Springs on 6 February, image by Derek Girvan

Redwing in Hertford by Alan Reynolds

Redwing at Hertford on 6 February, image by Alan Reynolds

Wigeon at King's Meads by Simon Knott

Wigeon at King's Meads on 6 February, image by Simon Knott

Goldcrest at Hertford by Katy Smith

Goldcrest at Hertford on 4 February, image by Katy Smith

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.

19TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Oystercatcher, on island at 7:00 (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Goldeneye, 4 drake, 4 duck (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Allan Meadows)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, Male on feeder (Gary Hinton)
Braughing, Kingfisher, river Rib opposite Braughing station (Paula Moore)
Braughing, 50 Fieldfare, field north of Quinbury track (Paula Moore)
Highfield Farm nr Tyttenhanger, Peregrine Falcon, Adult on pylons (Rupert Evershed)
Highfield Farm nr Tyttenhanger, 3+ Yellowhammer, At least 3 singing males (Rupert Evershed)
Highfield Farm nr Tyttenhanger, Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Highfield Farm nr Tyttenhanger, 300+ Redwing, In fields along Nightingale Lane (Rupert Evershed)
Highfield Farm nr Tyttenhanger, 200+ Fieldfare, With Redwings (Rupert Evershed)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Stonechat, View from Hogg Lane viewing platform - easily visible from there in scrub in front of reservoir. (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Goldeneye (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Red Kite (Tony Blake)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, 2 Marsh Tit (Tom Speller)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over field at the back of Oakfield Avenue (Nigel Agar)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard only (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose, displaying (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 12 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 14 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Pigeonswick (Knebworth Woods), 2 Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Redbournbury, Green Sandpiper (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Oystercatcher, Gadwall Hide (Luke Brookes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail, in front of Gadwall hide (Luke Brookes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Bittern, Kingfisher Hide (Luke Brookes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3+ Cetti's Warbler, calling around reserve (Luke Brookes)
St Albans, 3 Red Kite, over Kingsbury (Bill Free)
St Albans, 6 Redwing, Victoria Playing Fields (Bill Free)
Stevenage, 16 Waxwing, Near Gunnels Wood Road/Fairlands Way Roundabout. (Alan Ford/Clive Harding/Nigel Agar)
Tyttenhanger Green nr St Albans, Woodcock, Near Hill End Farm (Rupert Evershed)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Stonechat, by rubble heap (G Lapworth)

18TH FEB: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Marsh Tit, in trees next to path (Steve Clark)
Barley, 150 Redwing, mixed flock with Fieldfare and Mistle Thrush in the field of Lovely View Stables, adjacent to Barley Cricket Club .
Bengeo (Hertford), c10 Red Kite, between Bengeo and Stony Hills (Mark Harris)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, male on feeder (Gary Hinton)
Brocket Park, Peregrine Falcon (Simon Knott & William Bishop)
Chorleywood, 2 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl, in usual tree (Darin Stanley)
East Hyde, Water Rail, in channel (Darin Stanley)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Darin Stanley)
East Hyde, Mandarin, male among mallard on river lea outside East Hyde farm (Darin Stanley)
East Hyde, Stonechat, male among scrub from bridge (Darin Stanley)
Gosmore Hill nr Hitchin, Barn Owl (Clive Harding)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male on feeders (Robin Pearson)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Blackcap, male and female on feeder (Hazel Medcalf)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 4 Red Kite, over Redhill Road/Moss Way (Rob Stubbs)
Potters Bar, Red Kite, High over Darkes Lane (Frances Hurst)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, 'Vista Tower'(formerly southgate house) on roof bars on north side of the building 7.05am (Tom Speller)
Stevenage, 16 Waxwing, next to railway line from Argyle way (Tom Speller)
Stevenage, 10 Waxwing, 4.30pm by the roundabout Gunnels Wood Road, Six Hills Way (Ian Harris)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)
Stocker's Lake, 14 Goldeneye, 4m,10f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, at Kingfisher hide (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 4 male, 1 female (Chris Ruis)
Stocker's Lake, Little Egret (Chris Ruis)
Therfield Heath, Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield Heath, 2 Yellowhammer (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield Heath, 10 Linnet (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield Heath, 10 Grey Partridge (Lee G R Evans)
Tring, Little Owl, 17:00 Perched in tree at Miswell Farm (Sally Douglas)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 20+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Black-tailed Godwit, colour ringed (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 15 Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)
Ware, 3 Red Kite, with Sparrowhawk over Lime Close (Derrick Ling)
Weston, Little Owl (Andrew coates)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Egret, on field by Willows Farm Lake (Steven Pearce)

17TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Goldeneye, 4 male and 3 female (Andrew Coates)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit (Andrew Coates)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult still present this afternoon (Ade Hall)
Barley, 30 Fieldfare, on field of Barley cricket club
Berkhamsted, 2 Blackcap, male and female on meal worms (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted, Chiffchaff, along river in town. (Steve Clark)
Berkhamsted, Kingfisher, along rive in town. (Steve Clark)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, male on feeder (Gary Hinton)
Broxbourne Woods - Danemead Wood, 50+ Redwing (Jenny Sherwen)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (Joan Thompson)
East Hyde, Water Rail (Alan Ford)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (Alan Ford)
East Hyde, 2 Stonechat, resident pair remain on site (Darin Stanley)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl, pair in usual tree (Darin Stanley)
East Hyde, Mandarin, male at the farm (Alan Ford)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeder (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Ippollitttes brook back of Oakfield Avenue (Nigel Agar)
Kimpton Mill, Egyptian Goose (Alan Ford)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Water Rail (Allan Meadows)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Siskin (Allan Meadows)
Stevenage, 20 Waxwing, Argyle Rd in tree opp entrance to leisure park.still at 3.30pm (Paula Moore/Gary Sanderson)
Stevenage, 12 Waxwing, flying south 4pm at GSK, Gunnelswood Road (Trevor Chapman)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), Yellowhammer (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 30 Linnet (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 7 Redwing (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
Tring, Little Egret, in tree above brook beside Brook Street (David Jenkinson)

16TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Oystercatcher (William Last)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, HC5XO still from viewpoint (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult on island (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Egyptian Goose, on island from viewpoint this afternoon (Ade Hall)
Berkhamsted Common, 4 Raven, high fly past (Mike Spittles)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, male on feeder (Gary Hinton)
Cheshunt, Blackcap, female in my garden (Bill Prior)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Yellowhammer, around feeder (Peter Delaloye)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Tree Sparrow, around feeder (Peter Delaloye)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Green Sandpiper (Peter Delaloye)
Croxley Green, Little Egret (Andrew Gordon)
East Hyde, Mandarin, by farm (Bob Pedder)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Bob Pedder)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeder (Alan Jackson)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, m (Simon Knott)
Lower Woodside nr Hatfield, Ring-necked Parakeet, Lower Woodside Farm (Steven Pearce)
Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Raven (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Kingfisher (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 3 Little Egret (Luke Brookes)
Stevenage, c15 Waxwing, viewable from Argyle Way feeding on Sycamore seeds on the East side of the railway 12:30 to 13:30 (Steve Austin)
Stevenage, 15 Waxwing, car park , Trescal, Gunnels Wood Road at 1515 (Phil Bishop)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3m,1f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, seen & heard by pulpit (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 15 Goldeneye, 3m,12f (G Lapworth)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 5+ Siskin (andrew steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher, Female (andrew steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (andrew steele)
Watford, Blackcap, male in my oxhey hall Gdn (Joan Thompson)

15TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter near viewpoint at 15.15pm (Alan Ford)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Smew, redhead. (Alan Ford)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, Firecrest (Bill Free)
Berkhamsted Common, 50+ Lesser Redpoll (Mike Spittles)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, male on feeder (Gary Hinton)
Cheshunt, 2 Blackcap, males in my garden (Whitefields Road) (Bill Prior)
Hatfield Garden Village, 5 Redwing (John Moss)
Hertford Heath, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, calling around Haileybury college but mobile (Roland Power)
Maple Cross, 2 Blackcap, males at garden feeders. (Paul Lewis)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 50 Redwing, In Money Hole Park (Lee Fitz)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6 Tree Sparrow, around feeder (Peter Delaloye)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Water Rail (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
West Hyde, 6 Yellowhammer, in hedgerow alongside public footpath (Geoff Young)
Westland Green nr Standon, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, calling in private wood. 2 hour search failed to find it (Jono Forgham)
Westland Green nr Standon, 6 Mandarin, 4 drake, 2 duck over private wood. (Jono Forgham)
Westland Green nr Standon, Woodcock, flushed from private wood. (Jono Forgham)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Golden Plover, on spit with lapwing (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 45+ Wigeon (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher, on spit opposite overflow 15:14 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Goldeneye, female with male off jetty (G Hinton)

14TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 2w bird leg ringed black JYY88 (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, adult and 2nd winter in roost (Alan Harris)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Caspian Gull, 1x2w, 1x1w 1w bird yellow leg ring HC5X0 Ukraine/Belarus ringed seen regularly in Essex through January (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, in roost (Alan Harris)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Peregrine Falcon, took a lapwing and flew into Easneye Wood (Allan Meadows)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, male on feeder (Gary Hinton)
East Hyde, Water Rail (Janet and Francis Dowley)
East Hyde, Mandarin (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male on garden feeders (Francis Dowley)
Harpenden Sewage Treatment Works, Chiffchaff, singing (Darin Stanley)
Hertford, Ring-necked Parakeet, over Willowmead (Amy Barker)
Hitchin, 2 Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Kingfisher, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Jenny Sherwen)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Green Sandpiper (Jenny Sherwen)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 30 Redwing, In Money Hole Park (Lee Fitz)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Bittern, Kingfisher hide (Vicky Buckel)
St Albans, Waxwing, briefly in Garden @ 8.30am then flew off (Val Payman)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Shelduck (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, Seen 20ft from pulpit view point (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 16 Goldeneye, 3m,13f (G Lapworth)
Tilehouse North Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair viewed from A412. (Paul Lewis)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Cetti's Warbler, singing male birds (Paul Lewis)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Chiffchaff, including singing bird (Paul Lewis)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Water Rail (Steve Blake)

13TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Smew, female (Axel Kirby)
Baldock, 25 Fieldfare, Warren Lane (Ian Hall)
Baldock, Stonechat, Warren Lane (Ian Hall)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, male on feeder (Gary Hinton)
Clothall nr Baldock, 100+ Yellowhammer, between Clothall and Baldock in hedges and on stubble. (Ian Hall)
East Hyde, Mandarin, on river near farm with mallard (Pete Waldron)
Harpenden, Siskin, on feeder (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Kingfisher, River Hiz TL18642937 (David Inward)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 40 Redwing, in Money Hole Park (Lee Fitz)
Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Little Egret (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Raven (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 3 Grey Partridge (Luke Brookes)
Stevenage, 3 Red Kite, by Novatel (Jon Whitbread)
Turnford nr Cheshunt, 7 Waxwing, on turnford roundabout at 7.15 am (Roland Power)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Mandarin, drake (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 3 Siskin (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Red Kite (Dan Fletcher)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 2 Lesser Redpoll (Alan Ford)
Welwyn Garden City, Siskin, male on feeder (keith Dean)

12TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Smew, redhead at south end of lake (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter roosted in front of the view point (Laurence Drummond)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Goldeneye, 3 drake, 4 duck (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 30+ Siskin, in alders by railway line (Allan Meadows)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, c80 Redwing, golf course, 2 groups of c20 & c60 (Bill Free)
Bengeo (Hertford), 40 Redwing, by St Leonards Church (Simon Knott)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, male in garden (Gary Hinton)
Braughing, 8 Redwing, 1st field off Hull Lane footpath (Paula Moore)
Braughing, Little Egret, Braughing Ford (Paula Moore)
Braughing, 20+ Fieldfare, field by Quinbury farm (Paula Moore)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Stonechat, Oakland Lane end of the site (John Yates)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 10 Redwing, near pools adjacent to Nimrod Drive (John Yates)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 35 Redwing, mostly at north end of the park (Tom Speller)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Kingfisher (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, c15 Siskin (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 5 Little Egret (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Stonechat (Alan Winn)
Harpenden, 2 Siskin, males on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, 2 Little Egret, Ippollits Brook back of Oakfield Avenue (Nigel Agar)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, on small mud swamp next to canal
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard, seen briefly (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Marsh Tit (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 75 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, 97 Siskin, feeding in alder and silver birch. (Tim Hill)
Redbournbury, Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Bearded Tit, 2m 1f caught by Ringing group (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, Gadwall hide (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 150+ Fieldfare (John Pritchard)
St Albans, Blackcap, male on bird table (Bill Free)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Red-crested Pochard, 4 males (Anna Marett/Dick Beeden(FOSL)et al)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 30+ Linnet (Keith Smith)

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