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Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

Kingfishers on the River Beane in Hertford by Andy Johnson

Pair of Kingfisher along the river Beane in Hertford on 30 November, image by Andy Johnson

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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.

 

New HNHS book -
Butterflies of Hertfordshire & Middlesex
-
available now offer price only £19.99. Our next book launch / signing event will be at RSPB Rye Meads on 9 December, all welcome.

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.

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Common Buzzard at Rye Meads by Katy Smith

Common Buzzard at King's Meads on 30 November, image by Katy Smith

Little Egret at Stocker's Lake by Andrew Moon

Little Egret at Stocker's Lake on 26 November, image by Andrew Moon

Stonechat at Mill Farm by Sean Hinks

Stonechat at Mill Farm in the Chess Valley on 28 November, image by Sean Hinks

Brambling at Northchurch by Peter Medcalf

Brambling in a Northchurch garden on 29 November, image by Peter Medcalf

Great White Egret at Tyttenhanger by Ollie Williams

Great White Egret at Tyttenhanger on 23 November, image by Ollie Williams

Goldeneye at Stocker's Lake by Steve Carter

Goldeneye at Stocker's Lake on 28 November, image by Steve Carter

Water Pipit at Rye Meads by Mary Smith

Water Pipit at Rye Meads on 26 November, image by Mary Smith

Goldeneye at Amwell by Rob Stubbs

Goldeneye at Amwell NR on 23 November, image by Rob Stubbs

Great White Egrets at Tyttenhanger by Mike Ilett

Great White Egrets at Tyttenhanger on 24 November, image by Mike Ilett

Ring-necked Parakeets in Harpenden by Robin Pearson

Three of the four Ring-necked Parakeets regularly visiting a garden in Harpenden, image by Robin Pearson.

Hen Harrier at Hay Street by Ron Baber

Hen Harrier still showing well at Hay Street on 22 November, image by Ron Baber

Garganey at Wilstone by Mike Wallen

Garganey at Wilstone Reservoir on 7 November, image by Mike Wallen

Great White Egrets at Tyttenhanger by Steve Blake

Great White Egrets at Tyttenhanger on 21 November, image by Steve Blake

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.

4TH DEC: Alswick Hall nr Buntingford, Little Owl (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, 3 sightings 10-11.30 (Ron Baber)
Breachwood Green, Merlin, male, farmland between Darleyhall and Breachwood Green (Darren Thomas)
Buntingford, Kingfisher (Chris Beach)
Colney Heath, Common Snipe, at Park Corner (Clive Harding)
Colney Heath, Water Rail, at Park Corner (Clive Harding)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl, on the old oak tree (David & Sarah Lyons)
East Hyde, Water Rail (David Lyons)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 35+ Redwing (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Chiffchaff, Birch wood (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 3 Stonechat, domed field nr moribund oaks (How Wood moor) (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Lesser Redpoll, alders between school and felled poplars (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 25 Fieldfare (Alan Winn)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Ring-necked Parakeet, heard (Alan Gardiner)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 4+ Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, 50+ Fieldfare (Michael Rathjen)
Lemsford Springs, Green Sandpiper (Peter Clark)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Common Snipe (Peter Clark)
Lemsford Springs, 5 Little Egret (Peter Clark)
Lemsford Springs, Ring-necked Parakeet, white Ring-necked Parakeet. In large tree to the right of the entrance (Peter Clark)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail (David Lyons)
Redbournbury, 10+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 180+ Golden Plover (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, from Gadwall hide (Bob Harris)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper (Bob Harris)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Woodcock, on loop in woods opp. entrance to Stanstead Abbots Lake North (Bob Harris)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Bittern, 1 in flight at 13:00 (Bob Harris)
Stocker's Farm, Raven (Steve Middleton/Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Steve Middleton/Chris Sharp)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), Goldeneye, female, north met pit (Tom Speller)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Tree Sparrow (Steve Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Green Sandpiper, washout lagoon for gravel workings (Clive Harding)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Peregrine Falcon (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Great White Egret (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 9 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), c20 Siskin (Alan Gardiner)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Welwyn Garden City, Siskin, over Woodland Rise (Murray Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, 2+ Red Kite, over Woodland Rise, also 2+ common buzzards (Murray Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, Red Kite, over Shoplands (Murray Brown)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl, In usual tree (Andrew steele)

3RD DEC: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, Showing well in right side cutting, feeding on corner of reeds. On show from 16.10 to 16.25 at least (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 2 Water Rail, Squealing birds heard at two sites (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Cetti's Warbler, Song heard (Murray Orchard)
Berkhamsted, Little Egret, on Bulborne iin river course at Stag Lane (Jonathan Morris)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, female in garden 09:45 (G Hinton)
Broadwater (Stevenage), 8+ Ring-necked Parakeet, over Roebuck Hotel (K Casey)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 22 Red-crested Pochard, 15m,7f (G Lapworth et al)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 7 Goldeneye, 4m,3f (G Lapworth et al)
Cole Green Tip, 6 Common Snipe (Andy Haig)
Cole Green Tip, 18 Yellowhammer (Andy Haigh)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl, in Oak tree near farm (Bob Pedder)
East Hyde, Water Rail, In main river downstream of bridge (Bob Pedder)
East Hyde, Common Snipe (David Lyons)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over railway c 10:00 (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, Little Egret, over Ippollits brook. Oakfield estate. (Nigel Agar)
Jersey Farm (St Albans), 2 Raven, flying south along House Lane (Dan Fletcher)
Lemsford Springs, Red Kite (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Common Snipe (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Water Rail (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, Male eating apple on my apple tree. (Chris Bessant)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 25 Fieldfare (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 20 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Water Rail (Barry Reed)
Panshanger Park, Jack Snipe, from viewing screen, with snipe (Barry Reed)
Ridge, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over village. (Steven Pearce)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper, from Gadwall hide (Steve Hughes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Common Snipe, Gadwall hide (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, On islands from Gadwall hide from 10.45-11.00 at least (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, from Gadwall hide (Steve Hughes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, Gadwall hide (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher, Gadwall hide (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper, Gadwall hide (Murray Orchard)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Bittern (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, c30 Siskin (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Goosander, male (Jane Free)
Stapleford, 12 Red Kite, In trees next to church. Three also seen at old landfill (Tom Speller)
Stapleford, Common Snipe, old landfill (Tom Speller)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (G Lapworth et al)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Goldeneye, 1m,5f (G Lapworth et al)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, fem (G Lapworth et al)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 4 Redwing (Keith Smith)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 20+ Linnet (Keith Smith)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Red Kite (Keith Smith)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 18 Goosander, 10m 8f North Met Pit (Steve Hughes)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 6 Redwing (Steve Hughes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Peregrine Falcon, juv (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Wigeon (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 7 Little Egret (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Great White Egret (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Great Black-backed Gull, adult (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake et al)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c40 Linnet (S Blake et al)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellowhammer (S Blake et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank, Near the new spillway. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, Drake. (Adrian Bayliss)

2ND DEC: Aldwickbury Golf Course, Marsh Tit, with tit flock at Aldwyckbury pond near Batford (Darin Stanley)
Berkhamsted Common, 100+ Redwing (Mike Spittles)
Borehamwood, 62 Monk Parakeet, 38 at core colony, 14 at another and 10 at a third (Lee G R Evans)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, female in garden 09:00 (Gary Hinton)
Buntingford, Kingfisher, River Rib (Chris Beach)
Buntingford, Little Egret, River Rib (Chris Beach)
Cole Green Tip, Stonechat, female (Andy Haig)
Cole Green Tip, 12 Yellowhammer (Andy Haig)
Cole Green Tip, Common Snipe (Andy Haig)
Cole Green Tip, 2 Egyptian Goose, flying overhead easterly (Andy Haig)
Colney Heath, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (David Booth)
Colney Heath, 3 Lesser Redpoll (David Booth)
Colney Heath, 10 Siskin (David Booth)
Hatfield, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, over the old town (Kathy Sharman)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 100+ Fieldfare (Allan Meadows)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 40+ Redwing (Allan Meadows)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Ippollts Brook back of Oakfield Avenue (Nigel Agar)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Blackcap, in garden (Tony Kavanagh)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Fieldfare, in garden (Tony Kavanagh)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve. Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve. Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 58 Redwing (Steve. Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve. Carter)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 4 Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (John Pritchard)
Stocker's Lake, 52 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 16 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, including two adult drakes (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, redhead still (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Raven (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Great White Egret, One on main pit, one on Willows Farm Lake (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 9 Little Egret (David Booth)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Stonechat, on new dung heap (G Lapworth)

1ST DEC: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Raven, flew through (William Last)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Smew, redhead still present (William Last)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, Kingfisher (Anna Marett)
Berkhamsted, 2 Kingfisher, watercress beds St Johns Well Lane (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted, 3+ Siskin, watercress beds St Johns Well Lane (Mike Spittles)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 30 Siskin (Anna Marett/Steve Carter)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 8 Red-crested Pochard (Anna Marett/Steve Carter)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Stonechat, Former BT field (David Wheatcroft)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Common Snipe, flushed between river and island lake (Alan Winn)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Bittern (Jeff Bailey)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Corn Bunting, roost in reed bed (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40+ Fieldfare, Into trees before roosting in reed bed (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, heard (G Hinton)
Rickmansworth, 2 Blackcap, male and female in garden (first sighting this winter and a rather later arrival than usual) (Andrew Moon)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (G Hinton)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, redhead from Shovelar hide (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Water Rail, heard only (Anna Marett/Steve Carter)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Goldeneye, male (Phill Luckhurst)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 15 Goosander (Barry Reed)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 2 Raven (Barry Reed)
Turnford nr Cheshunt, Little Egret, feeding in brook by Bulls Head (Alison Monckton)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Great White Egret (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 7 Little Egret (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Wigeon (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Green Sandpiper (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 10 Fieldfare (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Mike Upstone)
Welwyn, 13 Red Kite, in 3 groups (Malcolm Bridges)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Adrian Bayliss)

30TH NOV: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, flew from LH reeds to reeds at the rear of Bittern Pool, preened in good view 11.30-12.15. Flew off towards James Hide. (Ron Baber)
Berkhamsted Common, Chiffchaff (Mike Spittles)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 + Yellowhammer, around feeder (P Delaloye)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c 14 Tree Sparrow, around feeder (P Delaloye)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 200 Golden Plover, in fields E of clay pigeon shooting range (Clive Harding)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Stonechat, two by fence line with former BT compound (Alan Gardiner)
Hertford, Kingfisher, River Beane by Hertford North (Simon Knott)
Hertford Heath, Chiffchaff, around gardens in Heathgate (Laurence Drummond)
Kimpton Hoo, Raven (Bob Pedder)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, male under A10 flyover Hollow Mead (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Common Snipe, Hollow mead (Steve Hughes)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 18 Corn Bunting (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ Redwing (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Bittern, 16:37 op hide (G Hinton)
Redbournbury, Kingfisher, female south of Mill (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, 20+ Fieldfare, around Mill (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, 3 Common Snipe, flew on to water meadows (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, Little Owl, In oak by Veolia Road (John Fisher)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Peregrine Falcon, on fence rail near Plover flock (John Fisher)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 200 Golden Plover (John Fisher)
Stanstead Abbotts, Kingfisher (Alan Ford)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, fishing in river Colne (S Jones)
Stocker's Lake, 10 Red-crested Pochard, 7 male and 3 female (S Jones)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Goldeneye, 4 male and 4 female (S Jones)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, redhead, from Kingfisher hide (Anna Marett)
Stocker's Lake, Water Rail, heard only. (Anna Marett)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Great White Egret, still at 12:05 (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 10 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Peregrine Falcon, tailless juvenile (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank, along res wall towards jetty 14:00 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Redwing, In hedgerows near jetty (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Pipit, by jetty 15:00 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Fieldfare, with Redwing (G Hinton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Stonechat, by rubble heap (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Red Kite (G Lapworth)

29TH NOV: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (G Hinton)
Bricket Wood, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, in garden (P Delaloye)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Red Kite (David Booth)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, Raven, on usual Cedar (Peter D White)
Cole Green Tip, 2 Golden Plover (Kevin Hornby)
Cole Green Tip, Stonechat (Kevin Hornby)
Cole Green Tip, 22 Yellowhammer (Andy Haig/Adrian Bonner)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 21 Yellowhammer, over whole site with one group of 12 birds (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Stonechat, male Round Wood side of Hillend Fm (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 87 Fieldfare (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Lesser Redpoll, with Goldfinches by car park (Rupert Evershed)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Kingfisher, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Kingfisher, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, Brambling, male on our back lawn (Peter Medcalf)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, Firecrest, top of Monkswood (Geoff Ralph)
Stanborough Reedmarsh, 2 Red Kite (Keith Dean)
Stanborough Reedmarsh, Chiffchaff (Keith Dean)
Stanborough Reedmarsh, 6 Linnet (Keith Dean)
Stanborough Reedmarsh, 10 Redwing (Keith Dean)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Tree Sparrow, in usual hedge (T Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Great White Egret, commuting between fishing lake and main pit (Steve Blake/T Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Peregrine Falcon (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 9 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 20+ Siskin (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, female in garden (Keith Dean)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Steve Blake)

28TH NOV: Cole Green Tip, 26 Yellowhammer (Andy Haig/Adrian Bonner)
Cole Green Tip, 2 Common Snipe (Keith Smith)
Cole Green Tip, 20+ Linnet (Keith Smith)
Cole Green Tip, Yellowhammer (Keith Smith)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler, singing, Osprey Lake (Geoff Ralph)
Panshanger Park, 4 Common Snipe, Island, Osprey Lake (Geoff Ralph)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Golden Plover, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Stonechat, Lapwing hide, male and female (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Snipe, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Egyptian Goose, over (David Wheatcroft)
Stocker's Lake, 12 Goldeneye, 4m,8f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Great Black-backed Gull (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 40 Wigeon (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Peregrine Falcon (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 10 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Great White Egret, briefly on pit at 9:50 (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper, on gravel working near hide (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Yellowhammer, In hedgerow by overflow (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Redwing, rear of hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Fieldfare, In hedgerow near jetty (G Hinton)

27TH NOV: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, northern edge of pool at noon,viewed from boardwalk. (Dave Jordan)
Batford, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, along river near village (Mike Russell)
Benington, Peregrine Falcon
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (G Hinton)
Brickendon, 20+ Siskin, private woodland (Allan Meadows)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (Alan Jackson)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Steele)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Short-eared Owl, hunting in grass by mound first seem around 3:40 (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - Round Wood, c25 Fieldfare (Bill Free)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Cetti's Warbler, singing male (Jack Fearnside)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Chiffchaff (Jack Fearnside)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Egyptian Goose (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Peregrine Falcon, juvenile (Jack Fearnside)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Over the garden Oakfield estate mid afternoon. (Nigel Agar)
Maple Cross, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, Draper (Clifford Smout)
Stocker's Lake, 40 Siskin, in alders near causeway (Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, redhead present until 08:50 then flew in direction of bury lake (Crhis Sharp)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 3f 1m (Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Lake, Great Black-backed Gull (Chris Sharp)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 7 Little Egret (Tony Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Tony Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Great White Egret, both present from 2.30pm. Intially showed well on sand from Maersk container, then hidden along bank from lower viewpoint (Tom Speller)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Great White Egret, one on south shore, one on spit at midday (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Peregrine Falcon, across main lake heading north 4pm (Tom Speller)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe, edge of spit and reeds (Dan Fletcher)

​​​2015 Hertfordshire Bird Report – now available

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