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

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​Chiffchaff at Nettleden Road, Great Gaddesden on 29 September, image by Paul Higgs.

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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

Our Autumn meeting on Saturday 11 October

Corn Bunting survey 2014 preliminary results are now available.

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2012 is now available.

Herts Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) 2012 results

Hertfordshire Bird Atlas 2007-12 - all the results

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

Birds of Hertfordshire to be published later this year.

How to join or renew your membership

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

Bird records

Please send us your Herts bird sightings through the records submission page. The latest sightings of interest will be listed automatically on the right hand side of this page, once they have been checked by a moderator. After a few days records transfer to the sightings archive.
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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​Wren on the dragonfly trail at Amwell NR on 28 September, perhaps like Ron also searching for the Willow Emerald Damselfly, image by Ron Baber.

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​Stonechats at Norton Green on 27 September, images (above & below) by Tom Speller.

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​Stonechat at Nettleden road, Water End, Great Gaddesden on 25 September, image by Paul Higgs.

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​A Gannet gave a great performance at Wilstone Res Tring at lunch time on 26 September, images by Simon West (above) and Mike Wallen (below), more in the gallery.

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​Tufted Duck at Rye Meads on 25 September, image by Alan Reynolds.

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​Egyptian Geese in flight over some of the 420 Canada  and 140 Greylag Geese in fields near Maple Cross on 22 September, image by Chris Bessant.

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​Common Buzzard at West Hyde, Maple Cross on 23 September, image by Paul Higgs.

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​One of two Stonechats at Amwell NR on 23 September, digiscoped image by Jay Ward.

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​Juvenile Stonechat at the former Hatfield Aerodrome on 22 September, image by Andrew Miller.

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​Water Rail at Amwell NR on the morning of 21 September, image by Tom Speller.

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​Egyptian Geese on a platform in one of the fishing lakes  at Westmill Quarry, nr Ware on 21 September, image by Tom Speller.

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​Redstart at Tyttenhanger on 18 September, image by Alan Reynolds.

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​Black Redstart at Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross on 17 September, image by Jeff Chapman.

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​Little Egret at Lemsford Springs NR on 13 September, colour ringed as part of a national monitoring scheme, image by Clive Harding.

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​Hobby over Amwell NR on 13 September, image by Phil Bishop.

​​Kestrel by Andrew Moon
​Kestrel with prey at Woodoaks Farm on 13 September 2014, image by Andrew Moon.

​​Whinchat by Yves Gisseleire
​Whinchat at Norton Green on 14 September 2014, image by Yves Gisseleire.

Hobby by Andrew Moon
​Hobby at Woodoaks Farm on 13 September 2014, image by Andrew Moon.

Kingfishers by Simon Knott
​What can be better than a Kingfisher? Why two of course. These were at King’s Meads on 12 September 2014, image by Simon Knott.

Hobby by Chris Bessant
​A juvenile Hobby at Maple Lodge NR on 11 September 2014, image by Chris Bessant.


​Reed Warbler at Stockers Lake on 10 September, image by Andrew Moon.


​Juvenile Spotted Flycatcher at Maple Lodge NR on 8 September 2014, image by Danton Briggs.

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​Great White Egret in flight over Wilstone Res, Tring on 7 September 2014, image by Ian Williams.

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​Juvenile Ruff in flight over Wilstone Res, Tring early on 7 September 2014, image by Ian Williams.

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​'Heron family', two Great White Egrets, Little Egret and Grey Heron, at Wilstone Res, Tring on 7 September 2014, image by Ian Williams. The GWE were there from about 9.40 until 11.30.

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​Stock Dove at Oughtonhead, nr Hitchin on 7 September, image by Tom Speller.

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​Whinchat at West Hyde on 5 September, image by Paul Higgs.

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​Redstart at Tyttenhanger on 6 September, 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.

30TH SEP: Cassiobury Park, Grey Wagtail (Hilary Weston)
Great Gaddesden, 10 Swallow, over S (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Red Kite (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 22 House Martin, feeding over (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Common Snipe, at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Grey Wagtail, at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Stonechat, male at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Little Egret, at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre (Dan Forder)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Whinchat (Alan Gardiner)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Stonechat (Alan Gardiner)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wheatear, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, East pool (Simon Knott)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 12 Swallow (Vicky Buckel)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ringed Plover (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail, In a quick look. (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan, Feral pair. (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Mike Wallen)

29TH SEP: Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 6 Grey Partridge (Clifford Smout)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Little Egret, at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Grey Wagtail (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Jack Snipe, at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Common Snipe (Dan Forder)
Haultwick nr Puckeridge, Stonechat (Steve Austin)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Christopher Benton)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail, in my garden by pond (Anna Marett)
Oxhey Park, Siskin, flew W at 3pm (Ian Bennell)
Therfield Heath, Whinchat (Clifford Smout)
Therfield nr Royston, 17 Grey Partridge, Two Coveys from Icknield Way (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 5 Red Kite (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, Whinchat, Icknield Way near hedge gap on W side at approx. TL346386 (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 5 Corn Bunting (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 4 Golden Plover (Martin Johnson)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Stonechat, male through E along hedge at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ringed Plover (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Egyptian Goose (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Common Snipe (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Green Sandpiper (Kevin McCarthy)

28TH SEP: Beech Farm GP nr St Albans, Stonechat, male (Steven Pearce)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, Raven (Bill Free)
East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Grey Wagtail (David Lyons)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 6+ Whinchat, at least 2 male. (B.Harper)
Hemel Hempstead, Willow Warbler, feeding in silver birches next to cricket pavilion 10.am (Derek Pratt)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 33 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Reed Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Stonechat (Simon Knott)
Oaklands nr St Albans, 2 Swallow (Dan Fletcher)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Ring-necked Parakeet (Keith Smith)
Rickmansworth, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard calling from gardens around Mount View, 15:30. (Stephen Younger)
Therfield Heath, 2 Golden Plover, over Icknield Way (Simon Knott)
Weston, 9 Swallow (Andrew coates)
Weston, Little Owl (Andrew coates)

27TH SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Redwing (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Sedge Warbler (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Reed Warbler (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Stonechat (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow Wagtail (Barry Reed)
East Hyde, Grey Wagtail (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Green Sandpiper, probable (David Lyons)
East Hyde, 2 Kingfisher (John Kendrick)
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (S Blake et al)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Garganey, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Egret, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Stonechat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, New River (Simon Knott)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat (TomSpeller)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, Raven, heard over Woodland Rise (Ivan Judd)
South Oxhey, Grey Wagtail, river chess near Joan of Arc school Rickmansworth (Joan Thompson)
South Oxhey, Red Kite, over Oxhey hall estate (Joan Thompson)
South Oxhey, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, over Oxhey hall estate (Joan Thompson)
Stapleford, 18 Grey Partridge, near old landfill site (Graham Knight)
Therfield Heath, Whinchat, Icknield Way east of Pantile Farm (R Holdsworth)
Therfield Heath, Wheatear, field east of Icknield Way east of Pantile Farm (R Holdsworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Great White Egret, 9:20 - 9:40am (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake et al)
Welwyn Garden City, Raven, over Haldens estate (Jon Whitbread)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, Stonechat, male (Barry Reed)

26TH SEP: Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher, River Beane (Simon Knott)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 4 Swallow, heading west 7:30am (G Hinton)
Burleigh Grove (Knebworth Woods), 2 Red Kite (Alan Ford)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Stonechat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, East pool (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Kingfisher (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Hobby (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Alan Ford)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat, male (Alan Ford)
Oaklands nr St Albans, 4 Common Snipe, Small flock circling over North Dr (Dan Fletcher)
Oaklands nr St Albans, 3 Swallow (Dan Fletcher)
Oxhey, Redwing, Flew SW over Oxhey bowls club at 9.50am (Ian Bennell)
Oxhey, Peregrine Falcon, Flew S over bowls club at 8.20am (Ian Bennell)
Oxhey, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, Around bowls club (Ian Bennell)
Oxhey Park, 50+ Swallow, brought down by rain shower at 10.15am (Ian Bennell)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate house (Rob Stubbs)
Therfield Heath, Wheatear, near Duck puddle bush. (Tony Cobb)
Tring, Raven, flying east along A41 (Dan Fletcher)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Red-crested Pochard (David Booth)
Wallington, 2 Red Kite (Andrew Coates)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 7 Grey Partridge, Family group with 2 small juvs on ploughed field along Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret (David Booth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Swallow, Through. (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Gannet, still present between 13.35 & 14.05 (Simon West)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (David Booth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Gannet, Sub adult, seen to fly in at about midday by David Bilcock. Flew off West into Bucks at 1500hrs and kept going ! (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Ringed Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (David Booth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe, Over (Mike Wallen)

25TH SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat, female showing well on reed mace from viewpoint (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher (Allan Meadows)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, Kingfisher (Anna Marett)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Hobby, over (David Wheatcroft)
Croxley Common Moor, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Grey Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Hemel Hempstead, C.50 House Martin, over Corner Hall (Dan Forder)
Ickleford, Red Kite, north of Pound Farm, Bedford Road (David Inward)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 20 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Nettleden Lodge nr Great Gaddesden, 4 Stonechat, at Crossways Yard (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Swallow (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Stonechat (Darrel Bryant)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Grey Wagtail (Murray Orchard)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Anna Marett)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Red Kite, Around Therfield village (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 23 Grey Partridge, Coveys of 4,8 and 11 in fields along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret, red ring on left leg, blue ring on right leg (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ Tree Sparrow, In usual hedge (Rupert Evershed)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Stonechat, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Raven, over Highpark Wood (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Tree Sparrow, in hedgerow at layby at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Welwyn Garden City, Hobby (Paula Moore)
Whippendell Wood nr Watford, Kingfisher, on canal (Joan Thompson)
Whippendell Wood nr Watford, 2 Grey Wagtail, on canal (Joan Thompson)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Hobby (Rupert Evershed)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear, on fence next to Tyttenhanger House drive (Rupert Evershed)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Swallow (Rupert Evershed)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Golden Plover (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Ringed Plover (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail (S Blake)

24TH SEP: Braughing, 4 Grey Partridge, TL 401275 (Ted Fletcher)
Braughing, Hobby, mobbed by mixed corvids at TL 400267 (Ted Fletcher)
Cottered, Ring Ouzel, 8:30am on green under trees near Stevenage turning (Greg Nunn)
Hare Street nr Buntingford, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, TL 386293 (Ted Fletcher)
Maple Cross, 9 Swallow, over field west of the estate. (Chris Bessant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Stonechat, male and female (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Puckeridge, 3 Swallow (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Kingfisher (Murray Orchard)
Tewinbury Reserve, Water Rail, Calling and visible between reed cuttings (Roger Jones)
Tewinbury Reserve, 2 Kingfisher (Roger Jones)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear, on fence between sheep field and car park (Alan Gardiner)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Pintail (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Ringed Plover (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)

23RD SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Garganey, from viewpoint (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat, female/imm by Gladwin Hide (Barry Reed)
Bushey, 11 Swallow, heading south west (Patty Briggs)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Sedge Warbler, Manifold Ditch (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Hobby, alongside A10 viaduct (Rob Stubbs)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Whitethroat, Manifold Ditch (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher (Rob Stubbs)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Stonechat, Little Mead m+f at 10:30am (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Whinchat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G.Hinton)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Willow Warbler (Allan Meadows)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Stonechat, around paddock off Nettleden Road (G.Hinton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Red Kite (G.Hinton)
Welwyn Garden City, Grey Wagtail, juvenile at my garden pond, TL236138 (Linda Smith)
Welwyn Garden City, 10+ Swallow, heading south PM (Murray Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, 2 House Martin, heading south AM with significant movement of Meadow Pipits south-west (Murray Brown)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 156 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G.Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Ringed Plover, 4 long-stayers plus 5 that flew through to NW (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 45 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (G.Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Shelduck (G.Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Dunlin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Egyptian Goose, on mud / waters edge to right of hide (G.Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret (G.Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Turnstone, flew through NW at 1035 (Lee G R Evans)

22ND SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat, male insecting on from bushes on spit in front of viewpoint (Phil Ball)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher (Nigel Agar)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Grey Wagtail, river Bulbourne by Bulbourne Meadow (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, on river Bulbourne by Bulbourne Meadow (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Little Egret, perched in willow on Bulbourne Meadow (L. Flower)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, 2 Red Kite (David Booth)
Cassiobury Park, 25+ Ring-necked Parakeet, near tennis courts (Ian Bennell)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet (Joan Thompson)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 3 Whinchat (Andrew Miller)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Stonechat (Andrew Miller)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Willow Warbler (Andrew Miller)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Miller)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Wheatear, on ex BT test site scrubland at 4pm (Jon Brindle)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Stonechat (Murray Brown)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2+ Whinchat, probably 4+ (Murray Brown)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Swallow, heading south (Murray Brown)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 20 Common Snipe (Nigel Liley)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
Loudwater nr Rickmansworth, 2 Little Egret, flying by the river chess at the farm (S.Topham)
Loudwater nr Rickmansworth, 3 Red Kite, at the farm circling in flight (S.Topham)
Loudwater nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (S Topham)
Maple Cross, 4 Swallow, west of the estate (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 14 Egyptian Goose, 7-9am, amongst 140 Greylags and 420 Canada geese in field west of the estate (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Other, Cackling Goose amongst 570 other geese (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Willow Warbler, in my garden (Chris Bessant)
Maple Lodge NR, Green Sandpiper (Martin Parr)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat, male (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Puckeridge, 5 Swallow (Murray Orchard)
Redbournbury, Kingfisher, near Veolia (Ernest Leahy)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail, on farm (Ernest Leahy)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (Ernest Leahy)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 58 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 12 Wigeon (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Water Rail (Vicky Buckel)
Therfield Heath, 4 Wheatear, south of Duck Puddle Bush. (Tony Cobb)
Therfield Heath, 20 Golden Plover, over. (Tony Cobb)
Therfield Heath, 11 Grey Partridge (Tony Cobb)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl, in 'Tree Sparrow hedge' (David Booth/Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2+ Tree Sparrow, more chirping in hedge (Steve Evans/Ann Lee)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (David Booth/Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Shelduck, juveniles (D Booth/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 3+ Stonechat, 2+ males & 1 female at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Yellow Wagtail, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)

​2012 Hertfordshire Bird Report – now available

The 2012 Bird Report available to buy for £10, you can now order on line and pay with your debit or credit card. All current members of the Herts Bird Club and Natural History Society get a copy free. Join Herts Bird Club today and get your free copy.
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Why not join us?

Herts Bird Club membership only costs  £1 a month, less than buying a cup of coffee. Support the Bird Club and take a full part in our activities, your yearly subscription entitles you to a free copy of the annual Herts Bird Report and contributes to the costs of running the website and the Club's activities. Join now - you can pay on-line.