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Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

Ring Ouzel by Mike Ilett

Ring Ouzel at Therfield on 19 April 2014, image by Mike Ilett.

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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

Three Counties - Corn Bunting Survey 2014
Lots of volunteers needed for our countywide survey of this iconic farmland bird in Herts, Beds and Cambs

- full details of the survey and how you can help

The BTO Breeding Bird Survey in Hertfordshire in 2014 - more surveyors needed - can you help?

Cash Awards for Young Birders - deadline extended until 30 April.

Heronries Census for 2014 - counts at all Herts heronries are needed - details.

Heronwatch returns to Verulamium Park from now until May.

Ringing Report for Herts for 2012, BTO summary of birds ringed and recovered

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2011

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Hertfordshire Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) results

Diary of events – field trips, walks, meetings – organised by local groups – details here

Local Bird reports – the Hilfield Park Reservoir 2012 Wildlife report has been added. 

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Hertfordshire Bird Atlas

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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.

See the news pages for the latest happenings in the county and stories behind the bird sightings. If you have a news story, let Alan Gardiner know by email.

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

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Take part in local natural history events, field trips and meetings.

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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.

Injured or orphan birdsadvice 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 in our photo gallery and Facebook page, Please 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 added to the gallery. We may also use some on this page and to illustrate the annual Herts Bird Report. Many more photographs, in our gallery.

Little Ringed Plover by Andrew Moon

Little Ringed Plover at Stocker’s Farm on 19 April 2014, image by Andrew Moon.

Coot by David Lyons

A Coot with a rubbish nest at Verulamium Park on 18 April 2014, image by David Lyons.

Mallards by David Lyons

A season image by David Lyons, Mallards at East Hyde.

Willow Warbler at Bennington on 17 April, image by Kathy Sharman.

Sedge Warbler at Kings Meads on 17 April, image by Simon Knott.

Kingfishers courting at Stockers Lake on 17 April, image by Paul Higgs.

Egyptian Goose with goslings at Stockers Lake on 17 April, image by Dale Ayres.

Redstart by Clive Harding

Second-year male Redstart ringed at Park Corner, Colney Heath on 13 April 2014, image by Clive Harding.

Lesser Whitethroat at Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross on 16 April. Image by Jeff Chapman.

Male Cuckoo at Ellenbrook Fields, Hatfield on 16 April. Image by Paul Moss.

Common Wheatear at West Hyde on 13 April. Image by Andrew Moon.

Corn Bunting at West Hyde on 13 April. Image by Dale Ayres.

Lesser Whitethroat at Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross on 16 April. Image by Paul Frost.

Corn Bunting at West Hyde on 15 April. Image by Paul Higgs. Do take part in this year's Herts Corn Bunting Survey

Record shots of a White Wagtail at Water End Hemel Hempstead on 14 April. Montage by Dan Forder.

Male Redstart at West Hyde on 13 April 2014. Image by Andrew Moon.

Male Wheatear, one of a group of four (2m,2f) at West Hyde on 13 April 2014. Image by Chris Bessant.

Great Crested Grebe at Stanborough Lakes WGC on 11 April. Image by Drew Lyness.

Blackcap singing in Ebury Way between Croxley Moor and Watford on 13 April. Image by Hilary Weston.

'Record shot' of the drake Garganey at Rye Meads 12 April. Image by Ian Rose.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Bishops Sortford on 10 April. Image by Alan Reynolds.

I'm growing up - Grey Heron with chicks at Verulamium Park, St Albans on 11 April. Image by Paul Higgs.

Little-ringed Plover at Amwell on 9 April, image by Alan Reynolds.

Kingfisher at Stockers Lake on 10 April 2014, image by Dale Ayres.

Wheatear at Hatfield Aerodrome on 10 April 2014, image by Drew Lyness.

Nuthatch nesting in beeches at Picotts End Pool, Hemel Hempstead on 10 April 2014, image by Dan Forder.

Grey Wagtail at Twyford Lock on 10 April 2014, image by Alan Reynolds.

Blackcap at Amwell NR on 9 April 2014, image by Ann Doubleday.

Record shot of an Osprey migrating over Maple Lodge at 17.45 on 9 April, image by Paul Lewis.

Female Wheatear at Tyttenhanger GPs on 8 April 2014, image by Graeme Leckie.

Cetti's Warbler near Hemel Hempstead on 9 April 2014, image by Dan Forder.

Little-ringed Plover at Tyttenhanger on 5 April 2014, image by Jason Ward.

Yellow Wagtail on dung-heap at Ashwell on 7 April 2014, image by Graeme Leckie.

Corn Bunting by Clive Harding

Corn Bunting near Baldock on 6 April 2014, image by Clive Harding.Take part in the new Herts Corn Bunting survey this summer.

Skylark by Clive Harding

Skylark near Baldock on 6 April 2014, image by Clive Harding.

Yellow Wagtail on dung heap at Ashwell on 5 April 2014, images by Robert Chapman.

Little Gull at Amwell NR on 5 April 2014, image by Jason Ward.

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Latest sightings

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

23RD APR: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Garden Warbler (Simon Knott)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Simon Knott)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 11 Common Tern (Simon Knott)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Ruff (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Mike Ilett)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 3 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, Garden Warbler (Alan Gardiner)
Colliers End nr Standon, Wood Warbler, singing in Kitchencroft Wood off Dowsetts Lane (Chris Beach)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Tree Sparrow (S Blake)
Essendon, Cuckoo, near golf clubhouse (Steve Akrill)
Harpenden, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, in garden (Mike Russell)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Garganey, drake near rafts and bittern cutting (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Garden Warbler, singing (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3 Common Tern (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Wheatear, on dam (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Swift, over (Derek Turner)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Tern (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 20 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, female (Chris Bessant)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (steve carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (steve carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Ring Ouzel, female still present (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Yellow Wagtail, male (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Wheatear, 3 males (Darrel Bryant)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler, Reeling from a bush in the reedbed at the Hertford end of the park. (Andy Johnson)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Lesser Redpoll, on feeder (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Siskin, female still coming to feeders (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (J bayford)
Thorley nr Bishop's Stortford, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (Jenny Sherwen/Paul Thrush)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Grasshopper Warbler, reeling from reeds by white footbridge on R.Stort at 1315. (Peter North)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, favouring trees S. of Pig Lane on R.Stort at 1330. (Peter North)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Shelduck, drake (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake)
Verulamium Park, 2+ Red Kite (Debs Allbrook)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth)

22ND APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Egyptian Goose (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Ruff, in front of viewpoint but being harassed by a Redshank. (Alan Reynolds)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Sedge Warbler (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, c10 House Martin (Jenny Sherwen)
Cassiobury Park, 2 House Martin, over tennis courts (Ian Bennell)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Tern, main Lake (Alan Ford)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Common Tern, at canal at Corner Hall (Dan Forder)
Hertford, Raven, over A414 near Hertford Castle (Richard and Sue Wistow)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Garganey, drake, visible from viewing platform (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Common Sandpiper, on dam (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c30 Swallow (Derek Turner)
Lemsford, Hobby, flying north (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 260 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Yellow Wagtail, in horse paddocks (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 57 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Paul Thrush)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Sedge Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Corn Bunting, came into roost (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Fieldfare (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 5 Wheatear (Clive Harding)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge, pair (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Ring Ouzel, female still late am (Darrel Bryant/Lee Evans)
Panshanger Aerodrome, Osprey, going north. (Kevin Hornby)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, Pied Flycatcher, POSSIBLE only, poor view of possible female seen through foliage at pools (Dan Forder)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, 11+ House Martin, at pools (Dan Forder)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, C.30 Swallow, at pools (Dan Forder)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, Yellow Wagtail, at pools (Dan Forder)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, Garden Warbler, at pools (Dan Forder)
Redbourn, Wheatear, male on horse paddocks at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)
Royston, Nightingale, snging in bushes by Tesco petrol station at 11.30 and again at 23.00, singing strongly (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Swallow (Bicky Nuckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Lesser Whitethroat, just passed draper hide (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo (Vicky Buckel)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 52 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), White Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Whimbrel, attempted to land on bales but flew off east (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, female (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Redshank (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Arctic Tern (Steve Rodwell)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), White Wagtail (Steve Rodwell)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Oystercatcher (David Neal)
Stocker's Farm, Dunlin (David Neal)
Stocker's Farm, Wheatear, female (David Neal)
Temple End nr Hitchin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Jean Crystal)
Temple End nr Hitchin, Wheatear, male (Jean Crystal)
Temple End nr Hitchin, Firecrest, male (Jean Crystal)
Temple End nr Hitchin, 2 Red Kite (Jean Crystal)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Grasshopper Warbler, in southern compartment of HMWT reserve (Chris Dee)
Thundridge, 3 Swallow, flying along the River Rib (Julia McDonnell)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 12 Common Tern (David Neal)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Grey Wagtail (David Neal)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Garden Warbler (David Neal)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Tree Sparrow (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Reed Warbler (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c20 Swallow (S Blake/S Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10 Common Tern (S Blake/S Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Ringed Plover (S Blake/S Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ House Martin (S Blake/S Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 15 Sand Martin (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (S Blake/S Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Garden Warbler (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (S Blake)
Watton at Stone, 2 Raven, over calling (Tony Barrett)
West Hyde, 5 Curlew, flying north towards Maple Cross (Roger Dewey)
West Hyde, Corn Bunting, on fencing beside newly made road between A412 and M25 (David Neal)
Westmill nr Ware, 5 Egyptian Goose, two adults, three young on fishing lake at Westmill farm (Lorraine Brailsford)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Raven (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 150 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Marsh Harrier, orange wing-tagged female still present, departed mid morning. Two further sightings of female Marsh Harriers in afternoon (not known if same bird). (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), White Stork, first seen in the East Corner (c.17.40), low down. Flew E/ENE towards smaller reservoirs and then continued over Pitstone Hill (Steve Rodwell et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Shelduck (Steve Rodwell)

21ST APR: Amwell GP - Sheepcote Farm Lake, Hobby (David Cousins/Jay Ward)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Redshank (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby, flew through mid morning. (Jay Ward/David Cousins)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Tern (Allan Meadows)
Ashwell, Peregrine Falcon, in field between Newnham and Ashwell (Mike Ilett)
Ashwell, Corn Bunting, singing at TL 277374 (Clifford Smout)
Ashwell, 2 Wheatear, on manure heaps - female at TL 264405 and male at TL 261415 (Clifford Smout)
Ashwell, Yellow Wagtail (Clifford Smout)
Bramfield Woods, Crossbill, female
Cole Green Tip, Red Kite (Kevin Hornby)
Cole Green Tip, Yellow Wagtail (Kevin Hornby)
Cole Green Tip, House Martin (Kevin Hornby)
Coopers Green GP nr St Albans, Cuckoo (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 3 Mandarin, Stanborough GP, males. (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Shelduck, Stanborough GP, pair. (Steven Pearce)
Cottered, Ring Ouzel, male in paddock at TL321286 (Simon Crockford)
Cottered, 16 Fieldfare, group seen feeding in paddock at TL321286 (approx) during BBS visit (Simon Crockford)
Cottered, Wheatear, seen in paddock at TL321286 (Simon Crockford)
Croxley Common Moor, Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Bessant)
East Hyde, Green Sandpiper (David & Sarah Lyons)
East Hyde, 3 Little Egret (David & Sarah Lyons)
Goffs Oak, Peregrine Falcon, over Goffs Lane. (Richard and Sue Wistow)
Goffs Oak, Lesser Whitethroat, singing in Plover field Goffs Lane (Richard and Sue Wistow)
Great Amwell, Whimbrel, fly over, calling (Jonathan Braggs)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Wheatear, m+f near mounds (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Whinchat, male - perched low near Wheatear (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Cuckoo, Calling. (Steven Pearce)
Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, Swift (Jason Chapman)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Common Sandpiper, on dam (Ian Bennell)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Grey Wagtail, over (Ian Bennell)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Garganey, male flew in at 10.50am and still present at noon (Ian Bennell)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 16 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Lesser Whitethroat, near car park (Ian Bennell)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Sedge Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail (Ian Bennell)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Richard Ness)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9+ Reed Warbler, in main reedbed (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Wheatear, 2males 1female (Dave Emery)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler (Allan Burrows)
Panshanger Park, Mandarin, drake (Allan Burrows)
Redbournbury, Hobby, South of service road
Redbournbury, 3 Little Egret
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cetti's Warbler, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby, over (Murray Brown)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Egret (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Whimbrel (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Shelduck (Derrick Ling)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Green Sandpiper (James Walsh)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Ian Bennell)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, male (Richard Ness)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 52 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee Batten)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Lee Batten)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Redshank, on bales (Ian Bennell)
Stocker's Farm, 5 Yellow Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Wheatear (G Lapworth)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, drake (Ian Bennell)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo, heard only (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 8+ Common Tern (Andrew Steele)
West End nr Essendon, Wheatear, in fields opposite Candlesticks pub (D. Cox)
West Hyde, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 adults, 2 young at Coppermill Lock (Chris Bessant)
Whempstead, 2 Yellow Wagtail, in crop field (David Booth)
Whempstead, Wheatear (David Booth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Mandarin, drake (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Whimbrel, flew SSE at 1905 (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Lesser Whitethroat, between car park and new overflow. (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 60 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Common Snipe, flushed from reed bed by Marsh Harrier (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Marsh Harrier, female types one with orange wing tag (50 or 59) on right wing and cream wing tag on left. (3 birds in total) (Ian Bennell et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck, male (Ian Bennell)

20TH APR: East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Kingfisher, flew upstream (David & Liz Lyons)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Grey Wagtail, collecting nest material (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c100 Sand Martin (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c50 Swallow (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, House Martin (Derek Turner)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Oystercatcher, flying east (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, calling (Ted Wallen/Mike Wallen)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler, singing (Ted Wallen/Mike Wallen)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Reed Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Sedge Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Siskin, female on garden feeder (John Pritchard)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, Marsh Tit, near Rectory Road car park (Anthony Dorman)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Lesser Whitethroat (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail, pair (Ian Gamble)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c20 Common Tern, over here and Marsworth. (Ted Wallen/Mike Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Arctic Tern (Ian Gamble)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Swift (Stephen Middleton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Snow Goose, Ross's Snow Goose still (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Sedge Warbler (Ian Gamble)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Ted Wallen/ Mike Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Yellow Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Yellow Wagtail (Ian Gamble)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100 Hirundines (mixed) (Ted Wallen/ Mike Wallen)
Stocker's Farm, Little Ringed Plover (G Lapworth/P Lewis)
Stocker's Farm, 7 Egyptian Goose, pair & 5 young (G Lapworth/P Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, pair on islands later visited Stockers Farm (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Reed Warbler, singing male (Paul Lewis)
Therfield nr Royston, Marsh Tit, Hawkins Wood (Martin Johnson)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, Wheatear, south of Thrift Farm on Hertfordshire Way (Roger Buxton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Sedge Warbler (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Reed Warbler (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)
Welwyn Garden City, 2 Red Kite, over Lemsford Lane (Gary Rose)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 18 Arctic Tern, three groups (15, 2, 1) through in the morning. (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Whimbrel (Steve Rodwell et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Rodwell)

19TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo, this evening. (Jay Ward)
Beech Farm GP nr St Albans, Cuckoo (Alan Gardiner)
Brent Pelham, Barn Owl, west of the village at midnight (Any Brown)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Mandarin, Stanborough GP (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Mandarin, Sutton Farm GP. (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Little Ringed Plover, Stanborough GP (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Yellow Wagtail, Stanborough GP (Steven Pearce)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Roger Payne)
East Hyde, Whimbrel, in field SE of river from 17:30-18:25 then flew into Herts (Roger Payne)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 5 Little Ringed Plover, around floodplain south of Pre Mill (John Fisher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Redshank (John Fisher)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 2 Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Ringed Plover, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 9 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Common Tern, commuting between here, Startops Res, and over the canal. (Ted Wallen/Mike Wallen)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, male. (Ted Wallen/Mike Wallen)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Reed Warbler (Ted Wallen/Mike Wallen)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Wheatear, 3 males (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Grey Partridge (Darrel Bryant)
OTHER (give details in comments box), Whinchat, male - Ellenbrook Fields
OTHER (give details in comments box), 2 Wheatear, M + F - Ellenbrook Fields
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey (Nigel Taylor)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Egret (Clifford Smout)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Sedge Warbler, at least (Nigel Taylor)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, from Draper hide (Clifford Smout)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Cetti's Warbler, at least (Nigel Taylor)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Lesser Whitethroat (Clifford Smout)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck (Clifford Smout)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Ted Wallen/ Mike Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c200 Hirundines (mixed), Swallows, House & sand Martins (Ted Wallen/ Mike Wallen)
Stocker's Farm, Little Ringed Plover (Stephen Middleton)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Garden Warbler, river Colne (Stephen Middleton)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, seen & heard (Stephen Middleton)
Stocker's Lake, Cuckoo, male seen & heard (Stephen Middleton)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Common Tern (Stephen Middleton)
Therfield nr Royston, Ring Ouzel, Still present south of Thrift Farm by plantation in brown, sprayed off field (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 3 Wheatear, same field as Ring Ouzel (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 5 Corn Bunting, Feeding around grain bin in bare field opposite Ring Ouzel (Murray Orchard)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, Ring Ouzel, male - same coordinates as yesterday (Mike Ilett/Murray Orchard)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, Raven, Over calling (Mike Ilett / Murray Orchard)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, 3 Wheatear, males - same coordinates as yesterday (Mike Ilett / Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Sedge Warbler (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Ringed Plover (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Reed Warbler (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair in planted field by viewpoint at 7.00am (Gordon Gentry)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Lesser Whitethroat (S Blake)
Watford, Whitethroat, Farm Terrace Allotments (Geoff Young)
West Hyde, 2 Corn Bunting (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret, flying out. (Ted Wallen/Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Ted Wallen/ Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Swift (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 80 Hirundines (mixed) (Ted Wallen/ Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Mandarin (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Rodwell)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth)

18TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Tern (Jay Ward)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, 2 Whitethroat (Jay Ward)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Garden Warbler (Jay Ward)
Bricket Wood Common, 3 Mandarin, by pond (Alan Gardiner)
Croxley Common Moor, Whitethroat (Hilary Weston)
Croxley Green, Grey Wagtail, canal at Cassio Bridge. (Hilary Weston)
East End Green, Wheatear (Oliver Marshall)
East End Green, Cuckoo (Oliver Marshall)
East End Green, 2 Redshank (Oliver Marshall)
Hertingfordbury, 2 Sedge Warbler (David Wheatcroft)
Hertingfordbury, Barnacle Goose, feral (David Wheatcroft)
Hertingfordbury, 5+ Reed Warbler, in song (David Wheatcroft)
Hertingfordbury, 2 Grey Wagtail, Pair by Mimram (David Wheatcroft)
Hertingfordbury, 3 Mandarin, male in flight, pair by Mimram (David Wheatcroft)
Hertingfordbury, 2+ Cetti's Warbler, Calling (David Wheatcroft)
Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon, over stanstead road at 8.30 (Roland Power)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 9 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Callum Peel)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), c8 Common Tern (Callum Peel)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Anna Marett)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Wheatear, on the landfill cover grassland (Nigel Agar)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Wheatear, m & 2f (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whitethroat (Tom Speller)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Siskin, in garden on feeder. (Kevin Hornby)
Panshanger Park, Raven, over towards Tewin. (Stuart Reynolds)
Reed, 7 Wheatear, at Hatchpen, around new build farmhouse (Martin Johnson)
Reed, 11 Corn Bunting (Martin Johnson)
Reed, Whitethroat (Martin Johnson)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Jason Chapman)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, pair still from viewing ramp to Tern & Gadwall hides. (Simon West)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 7+ Cetti's Warbler, at least 7 singing males (Jason Chapman)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Whitethroat (Simon West)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Reed Warbler (Jason Chapman)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), c50 Sand Martin (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), c15 Swallow (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Grey Wagtail, pair (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Egyptian Goose (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Callum Peel)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c20 Sand Martin (Callum Peel)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c10 House Martin (Callum Peel)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c30 Swallow (Callum Peel)
Stocker's Farm, Common Snipe (Andrew Moon)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Ringed Plover, briefly before flying east! (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Farm, Oystercatcher (Andrew Moon)
Stocker's Lake, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, calling from large island at east end (Andrew Moon)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Sedge Warbler, singing (Andrew Moon)
Stocker's Lake, Green Sandpiper, on island opposite Tern hide (Andrew Moon)
Therfield Heath, Lesser Whitethroat (Tony Cobb)
Therfield Heath, Corn Bunting (Tony Cobb)
Therfield nr Royston, Lesser Whitethroat, Icknield Way at TL3439 (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Therfield nr Royston, 3 Grey Partridge, field at TL351390 seen from Icknield Way (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, Ring Ouzel, just off Hertfordshire way TL32473858 adjacent to plantation (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, 5 Swallow (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, 5 Corn Bunting, arable field just off Hertfordshire way. TL32473858 (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, 2 Wheatear, male and female, off Hertfordshire way, near plantation. TL32473858 (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 20+ Sand Martin (Paul Lewis)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Oystercatcher, on jetty (Paul Lewis)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 4 Little Gull (Paul Lewis)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 10 Common Tern (Paul Lewis)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Whitethroat, singing. (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Tree Sparrow, presumed pair (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Steve Blake)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Yellow Wagtail, horse paddock just off Nettleden Rd (Lee Batten)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Callum Peel)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Callum Peel)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c15 Swallow (Callum Peel)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Raven (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin, pair displaying near main car park (G.Hinton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Wheatear, on pasture with cattle (Paul Lewis)

17TH APR: Ashwell, Corn Bunting, singing from wires near Bluegates farm (Steve Akrill)
Ashwell, 2 Wheatear, 1f 1m on dungheap by Northfield Road (Steve Akrill)
Ayot St Lawrence, Cuckoo, heard from Codicote Bottom (Alan Jackson)
Benington, Cuckoo, seen and heard (Kathy Sharman)
Codicote Bottom, Garden Warbler (Alan Jackson)
Codicote Bottom, Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Jackson)
Codicote Bottom, Red Kite (Alan Jackson)
Codicote Bottom, Lesser Redpoll (Alan Jackson)
Croxley Common Moor, Reed Warbler, singing and showing in reeds (Paul ward)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Cuckoo, In flight/calling (David Wheatcroft/David Inward)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Swift, near pond (David Inward)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Mandarin, male (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Lesser Whitethroat (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 3 Whitethroat (David Wheatcroft)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Yellow Wagtail, over dam (Ian Bennell)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, House Martin (Ian Bennell)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3 Common Sandpiper, along dam (Ian Bennell)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Whitethroat (Derek Turner)
Hitchin, Whitethroat, near Ashbrook Farm (Callum Peel)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, Great White Egret, flying SW over M25 mid Junctions 17-18 13:00 (Roger Jones)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Yellow Wagtail, in horse paddocks (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Panshanger Park, 2 Sedge Warbler, males singing and performing display flights in the reeds by the Osprey Lake
Panshanger Park, 2 Cetti's Warbler, singing by the Osprey Lake
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 6 Swallow, sewage treatment works (Callum Peel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 2 House Martin, sewage treatment works (Callum Peel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 3 Red Kite, near to the sewage treatment works (Callum Peel)
St Paul's Walden, Cuckoo, heard (Linda Denning)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Redshank (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, drake still (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 144 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 3 Oystercatcher, Stockers farm (Dale Ayres)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, on causeway (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Sedge Warbler, seen singing by 'open' hide (Anna Marett)
Stocker's Lake, Garden Warbler, on causeway (G Lapworth)
Temple End nr Hitchin, 2 Red Kite (Jean Crystal)
Therfield Heath, 3 Wheatear, Church Hill (Martin Johnson)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Whitethroat (David Cousins)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo (David Cousins)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake)
Ware, Lesser Whitethroat, Chadwell Springs golf course (Simon Knott)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Yellow Wagtail, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, White Wagtail, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin, pair by jetty (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Jenny Sherwen/Paul Thrush)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Curlew, pair and a single bird flew over in a westerly direction. (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 90 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Raven (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail (Steve Rodwell)

16TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Common Tern, From the viewpoint at dusk. (Ron Cousins)
Beech Farm GP nr St Albans, Cuckoo, calling briefly (David Booth)
Beech Farm GP nr St Albans, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing nr red and white gate (David Booth)
Benington, Cuckoo, calling near Benington Park (Kathy Sharman)
Birch Green, Ring-necked Parakeet, first in this village in 10 years (Dan Keeley)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 3 Mandarin, Sutton Farm GP. 2m 1f (David Booth)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP (David Booth)
Croxley Common Moor, Cuckoo, male seen & heard (G Lapworth)
Digswell Meadow, Green Sandpiper (David Booth)
Essendon, House Martin (David Carter)
Essendon, Lesser Whitethroat, Singing at Essendon West End. (Roger Buxton)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Tern (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Whitethroat (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Swallow (Derek Turner)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Corn Bunting, came in to roost (Steve Rodwell)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Rodwell)
Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, 2 Sedge Warbler (Robert Chapman)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Shelduck (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, pair from gadwall hide ramp opposite footpath (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Whitethroat, singing (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jeff Bailey)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Siskin, male on feeders (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Lesser Redpoll, on garden feeder (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Whitethroat (John Pritchard)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, Wood Duck (Dawn Brimble)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Tern (Mike Kerry)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard (Mike Kerry)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Red Kite (S Blake/D Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (S Blake/D Booth)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 White Wagtail, horse paddock W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Yellow Wagtail, horse paddock W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
West End nr Essendon, 2 Cuckoo, calling (Ken & Linda Smith)
West End nr Essendon, Whitethroat (Ken & Linda Smith)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 House Martin (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat, by track on edge of wood past farm (Paul Ward)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat, singing from hedgerow (Chris Bessant)

15TH APR: Benington, Barn Owl (Kathy Sharman)
Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo, heard and seen at Twyford Lock (Alex Quig)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, House Martin (Keith Smith)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair building a nest (Lee G R Evans)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
Flamstead village, 2 Red Kite (David McGrath)
Gaddesden Row, Lesser Whitethroat, near Elmtree Farm (Ernest Leahy)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Redshank, on floodplain (John Fisher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 3 Little Egret (John Fisher)
Hatfield, 2 House Martin (Kathy Sharman)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Cuckoo, Calling - Ellenbrook Fields (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, males singing in hedgerow (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Wheatear, male in field next to the road (Ken & Linda Smith)
Hertingfordbury, 3 Red Kite (Amy Barker)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Shelduck, pair (Ian Bennell)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Egret (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, House Martin (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Sedge Warbler, singing males (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Lesser Whitethroat (Anna Marett)
Panshanger Aerodrome, 2 Red Kite (Lee Fitz)
Royston, Barn Owl, road-kill by side of A505 Royston bypass.
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, pair present at 0700, (Toby RMRG)
Sawbridgeworth Marsh (Herts/Essex), Water Rail (Alex Quig)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, House Martin (John Fisher)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Raven, fleweast to west across the Ver (John Fisher)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Yellow Wagtail (Michael Hooper)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, drake (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose, pair with 6 goslings (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Whitethroat (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Warren Spring Laboratory nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat, GSK site. private access (Chris Bessant)
West Hyde, 4 Corn Bunting (Lee G R Evans)
West Hyde, Corn Bunting (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Snipe (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whitethroat, males on Dry Canal (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin (Steve Rodwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Snow Goose, Ross's Snow Goose still present with Greylags (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat (G Lapworth)

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