Herts Bird Club ~ A section of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society
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Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

Cetti's Warbler at Stocker's Lake by Chris Sharp

Cetti's Warbler at Stocker's Lake on 24 September, image by Chris Sharp

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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

We are sad to report that Ted Fletcher died suddenly on 19 September 2016. Editor of the Herts Bird Report and secretary to the Herts Bird Club he will be greatly missed. Tribute.

Thames and Chiltern Bird Atlas - a new free web based atlas covering Herts, Beds, Bucks & Oxon.

HNHS Autumn Meeting and AGM - Saturday 8 October at Affinity Water Hatfield - all the details here

New HNHS Secretary- David Utting and new Membership Secretary - Virginia Kennard - details

Please renew your membership of HNHS and Herts Bird Club for 2016, details here

The Hertfordshire 2014 Bird Report – was published and sent to Herts Bird Club members in November 2015.

 

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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Yellow Wagtail Woodoaks Farm by Chris Sharp

Yellow Wagtail at Woodoaks Farm on 24 September, image by Chris Sharp

Yellow Wagtail Woodoaks Farm by Chris Sharp

Yellow Wagtail at Woodoaks Farm on 24 September, image by Chris Sharp

Water Rail at Rye Meads by Alan Reynolds

Water Rail at Rye Meads on 19 September, image by Alan Reynolds

Chiffchaff in a Stevenage back garden by Tom Speller

Chiffchaff in a Stevenage garden on 18 September, image by Tom Speller

Kingfisher at Rye Meads by Alan Reynolds

Kingfisher at Rye Meads on 19 September, image by Alan Reynolds

Green Sandpiper at Rye Meads by Alan Reynolds

Green Sandpiper at Rye Meads on 19 September, image by Alan Reynolds

Spotted Flycatcher at Rye Meads by Allan Meadows

Spotted Flycatcher at Rye Meads on 19 September, image by Allan Meadows

Osprey at Wilstone by Derek Girvan

Osprey at Wilstone Reservoir on 14 September, image by Derek Girvan

Kingfisher Rye Meads by Ray Kilham

Kingfisher at Rye Meads on 16 September, image by Ray Kilham

Greenshank at Wilstone Reservoir y Derek Girvan

Two of the three Greenshank at Wilstone Reservoir on 14 September, image by Derek Girvan

Wryneck at Hemel Hempstead by Mike Ilett

Wryneck in a private garden in Hemel Hempstead on 16 September, image by Claire Locker

Grey Wagtail at Rye Meads by Mary Smith

Grey Wagtail at Rye Meads on 15 September, image by Mary Smith

Green Sandpiper at Maple Lodge by Steve Carter

Green Sandpiper at Maple Lodge NR on 15 September, image by Steve Carter

Common Sandpipers at Amwell by Anders Gray

Record shot of the flock of 11 Common Sandpipers which arrived at Amwell NR on the evening of 15 September, image by Anders Gray

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.

26TH SEP: Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Ring-necked Parakeet, over Pismire Spring wood (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 7 Stonechat, scrubby field next to Round Wood (3f,1m) and bottom of Pismire Spring wood along field boundary (3m) (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 5 Whinchat, In scrub by Hillend Farm boundary (western corner) (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Raven, flying towards Nomansland Common (Rupert Evershed)
Tring, 50+ House Martin, over Grove area early am (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 8+ Chiffchaff (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Snipe (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (S Blake)
Watton at Stone, Chiffchaff, singing in garden (Nigel Denison)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c60 Linnet (S Blake)

25TH SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (David Lyons)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Clive Harding)
Berkhamsted, Barnacle Goose, on canal (Chris Side)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Kingfisher, One over lakes and one over open fields (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 85+ House Martin, Loose flock moving through site (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 12 Chiffchaff (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Willow Warbler, Singing (Alan Winn)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Raven (Andrew Steele)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Common Snipe (Adrew Steele)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Hobby (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Yellow Wagtail (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 5 House Martin (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, Chiffchaff, singing in garden (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 3 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Radwell nr Baldock, 18+ House Martin (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Kingfisher, heard (Luke Brookes)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Stonechat, from Lapwing Hide (David Lyons)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Water Rail, from Gadwall Hide (David Lyons)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 30+ House Martin, moving south (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Whinchat, on horse paddock fence (John Pritchard)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Water Rail (George Moreton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Kingfisher (George Moreton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 4 Chiffchaff (George Moreton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 7 Yellowhammer (George Moreton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 90 House Martin (George Moreton)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Tony Kavanagh)
Waterford Heath GP, Chiffchaff, singing. (Roger Buxton)
Watford, Blackcap, male in the garden. (Hilary Weston)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Pintail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, in creek to right of hide early morning (Ian Williams)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 35+ Yellow Wagtail, with cattle in top field (P. Frost/S.Middleton)

24TH SEP: Batch Wood nr St Albans, Red Kite, over golf course (Bill Free)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, 5 Swallow, feeding over football pitches to NE (Bill Free)
Blackmore End nr Kimpton, Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeder, oh no! (Terry Edwards)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)
King's Meads nr Hertford, c40 Yellow Wagtail, with dexter cattle near to Hartham common (outside reserve), some flying across canal into reserve. (Luke Massey)
Maple Cross, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 40+ House Martin (Nick Goss)
Redbournbury, c50 Linnet (Alan Winn)
Redbournbury, 2 Red Kite (Alan Winn)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (Alan Winn)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Stonechat, pair from Lapwing hide (G Lapworth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Green Sandpiper, Draper hide (G Lapworth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Sandpiper, Draper hide (G Lapworth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 31 Common Snipe (G Lapworth)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Peregrine Falcon (Luke Brookes)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 3+ Green Sandpiper (Luke Brookes)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Kingfisher, male (Luke Brookes)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 5+ Common Snipe (Luke Brookes)
Stocker's Lake, Yellow-legged Gull (Chris Sharp)
Tewinbury Reserve, Water Rail
Tewinbury Reserve, Little Egret
Tewinbury Reserve, Red Kite
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher
Tewinbury Reserve, 20+ Swallow
Tewinbury Reserve, 3 Common Snipe
Tring, 20 House Martin, over Grove area this morning (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c200 Swallow, several flocks heading S/SE (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ House Martin (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 50+ Linnet, Willow Farm car park (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Verulamium Park, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet (Bill Free)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler, Calling E of hide (Ernest Leahy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Ernest Leahy)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 20 Yellow Wagtail, feeding amongst cattle (Chris Sharp)

23RD SEP: Berkhamsted Common, 30+ Swallow, en-route (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, Whitethroat (Mike Spittles)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow, flying south (Steve Carter)
Roydon (Herts/Essex), Willow Warbler, singing male (Andy Hawksworth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 23 Common Snipe, various locations, Draper, Lapwing and Gadwall hides (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Wigeon, Gadwall hide (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Stonechat, Male still showing well to right of Lapwing hide (Allan Meadows)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, on it's chimney in Cappell Lane. (Alan Ford)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl (Jenny Sherwen)
Tring, 4 House Martin, 2 entering nest (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 30+ Swallow, All flying south (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, White Wagtail (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sand Martin (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Watton at Stone, Chiffchaff, singing in garden at Blue Hill (Nigel Denison)
Watton at Stone, 2 Red Kite, near Gregory's Farm (Nigel Denison)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Snipe (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Pintail (Jeff Bailey)

22ND SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Sedge Warbler (William Last)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, 2 Raven, pair calling on electicity pylon have been resident in area for some weeks (Clive Brackenbury)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 6 Wigeon, main lake (Tom Speller)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Willow Warbler, In my garden this morning (Andy Catchpole)
Maple Lodge NR, Spotted Flycatcher (Paul Lewis)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 6 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Swallow (Nick Goss)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Stonechat (Darrel Bryant)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 4 Egyptian Goose (Jane Free)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 5 Swallow (Jenny Sherwen)
Tring, 2 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Terry A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Terry A Smith)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swallow (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Clifford Smout)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Clifford Smout)

21ST SEP: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Little Egret, On Hardings moor 16:50 (G Hinton)
Hall's Green nr Stevenage, c52 House Martin, feeding & moving SE
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat (Clive Harding)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Kingfisher (Jenny Sherwen)
Tring, 6 House Martin, pair attending nest still (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Egyptian Goose (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c30 Swallow (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6+ Chiffchaff (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Willow Warbler (S Blake)
Watton at Stone, 15+ House Martin (Tony Barrett)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Tony Barrett)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear, on silage heaps by pumpkin field. (Steven Pearce)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Stonechat, on pumpkin field. (Steven Pearce)

20TH SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Wigeon (Graham Clark)
Hatfield, Red Kite, over the town centre. (Steven Pearce)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Snipe, Park Mead, (12:30) then flew off in direction of Ware (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, heard from causeway between east and west pools (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Wigeon, East pool (Steve Hughes)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, Water Rail, Heard (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 3 Green Sandpiper (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 3 Chiffchaff, seen calling in my small garden (Allan Meadows)
Royston, 6 Shelduck, over Royston at 7.30 (T.Wilson)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Stonechat, male still present at Lapwing Hide. 4 p.m. (Graham Clark)
Stocker's Farm, 22 Swallow (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 15 House Martin (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 47 Wigeon (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male, coming out of eclipse (G Lapworth)
Tring, 2 House Martin, pair visiting nest (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake/D Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake/D Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Wigeon (S Blake/S Pearce)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear, "Amazing Maze" field (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Pintail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff, singing. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, near overflow late evening (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 17 Yellow Wagtail, with cows (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Chiffchaff (G Lapworth)

19TH SEP: Abbots Langley, Raven, flew over st Lawrence church "cronking" and heading north at 10:30 (chris sharp)
Brookmans Park, Crossbill, flew high, calling, over Dutch nursery garden centre car park at 10:34, heading east. (Anders Gray)
Graveley nr Stevenage, 80 Linnet, on ploughed rape stable (Clive Brackenbury)
Graveley nr Stevenage, 25 Swallow, around Graveley Church (Clive Brackenbury)
Hatfield, Red Kite, Town Centre (Steven Pearce)
Hatfield Garden Village, Red Kite (John Coleman)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Wigeon, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 6 Chiffchaff, including 3 singing (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 14 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
Redbournbury, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, among pale cattle near Veolia works (John Pritchard)
Ridge, 60 House Martin, Summerswood Lane (Steven Pearce)
Ridge, 60 Swallow, Summerswood Lane (Steven Pearce)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 33 Common Snipe, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Stonechat, 1st w male and 1st w f on reeds to right of Lapwing hide (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail, left from Draper Hide. Also Water Vole. (Ross Facer)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Spotted Flycatcher, In picnic area by lapwing hide (Allan Meadows)
Tewin, 30+ Swallow, on telephone wires (Ivan Judd)
Tring, 4 House Martin, 2 Pairs visiting their seperate nests (Nick Goss)
Tring, Raven, over Grove area (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4+ Chiffchaff (S Blake/Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (S Blake/Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Barnacle Goose, presumed escape (S Blake/Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (S Blake/Tony Kavanagh)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, Over ploughed fields next to High Elms Lane. (Nigel Denison)
Willian nr Letchworth, 3 Golden Plover, at the end of Roxley Court Lane, in right hand side stubble field at 6.30pm. (Ross Facer)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Hobby, over car park 1 (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Swallow (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, juvenile near hide (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 208 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Lee G R Evans)

18TH SEP: Berkhamsted, 2 Whinchat, on fence near cricket pitch (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 15+ Swallow (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 40+ House Martin (Mike Spittles)
Colney Heath, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Park Corner (Clive Harding)
Colney Heath, Kingfisher, fishing lake by football club (Steve Evans)
Digswell, Little Egret, on the Mimram near the roundabout (Nigel Agar)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Wigeon, Millennium (boating) lake. (Tom Speller)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 6 Chiffchaff (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Willow Warbler (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Maple Cross, 12 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Chiffchaff, singing (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Whinchat, In hemlock on the mounds east of the grading plant. (Tim Hill)
Radwell nr Baldock, Kingfisher, at river (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Willow Warbler, heard alarm call (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 5+ Blackcap (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 3+ Chiffchaff (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Common Snipe (Luke Brookes)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 26 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 15 Wigeon (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 30+ House Martin (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 15+ Chiffchaff (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 5+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 50+ Swallow (John Pritchard)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Raven (Michael Hooper)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 13 Wigeon (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 10 Chiffchaff (Jane Free)
Tewinbury Reserve, Common Snipe
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher
Tewinbury Reserve, 12+ Swallow
Tring, 5 Crossbill, for several minutes near Duckmore Lane - calling continuously. (Bill Pegram)
Waterford Marsh, Kingfisher (Peter Fuller)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Watton at Stone, Chiffchaff, singing (Nigel Denison)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (G Lapworth)

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