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Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

Snipe at Lemsford Springs on 01 March, image by Neil Beadle

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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

Breeding Bird Survey training course at Rye Meads 22nd March - details here

Please help with our 2015 Rookery Census - starting now - details here

** Lemsford Springs NR will reopen on Saturday 7th March **

Birds of Hertfordshire 
- was published on 24 February
- come to our book launch/book signing event on Saturday 7th March at Welwyn Civic Centre, 10.30-13.30 all welcome
- buy now for £34 at the Welwyn event or £39 by post.

Herts Bird Club conference - 21 March 2015 - at a new venue in Hatfield, entrance by ticket only - ticket sales now open + programme details.

2013 Bird Report and last call for 2014 records

Bramfield Hawfinch hails from the Wye Valley 

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2012 .

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.

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.

Sparrowhawk at Moor Green on 28 February, image by Neil Beadle

Stonechat, one of a pair, at Norton Green on 28 February, image by Tom Speller

Goldcrest at Stocker's Lake on 27 February, image by Dale Ayres

Grey Partridge near Braughing on 27 February, image by Keith Overall

Robin at Fairlands valley Park, Stevenage, image by Ivana Angel

Kingfisher at Stocker's Lake on 25 February, image by Dave Hutchinson

Two photos of the Bittern at Amwell on 24 February, above photo by Peter Woods, lower photo by Alan Reynolds

A pair of Goldeneye in flight at Amwell on 25 February, photo by Rob Stubbs

Teal at Lemsford Springs on 22 February, image by Alan Reynolds

Redwing at Hemel Hempstead on 23 February, image by Lucy Flower

Mallard in flight over the Hertford to Ware canal on 22 February, image by Neil Beadle

Another view of the colour ringed Hawfinch at Bramfield on 21 February, image by Phil Rhodes 

LIttle Egret at Croxley Common Moor on 21 February. image by Hilary Weston

Lesser Redpoll at the Watercress LNR, St Albans on the 22 February, image by Paul Higgs

Female Goldeneye at Hilfield Park Reservoir on 22 February. Tony Blake, who took the photo, remarks that the two black bars in the wingpatch on the upperwing clearly show it to be an adult.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Grey Wagtail and Green Sandpiper on 22 February, both typical birds to be found at Lemsford Springs, images by Alan Reynolds

Long-tailed Tit at Amwell on 21 February, image by Scott Poynter

Mediterranean Gull in the roost at Wilstone Reservoir on the evening of the 20 February, digiscoped iPhone image by Ian Bennell

Yellowhammer at Woodoaks Farm Maple Cross on 18 February, image by Jeff Chapman

Red Kite at Stevenage on 18 February, image by Gary Sanderson

Barn Owl at Amwell NR on 15 February, image by Ron Baber

Water Rail at Lemsford Springs on 14 February, image by Paul Moss

 

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Latest sightings

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

6TH MAR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Goldeneye, male (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Red Kite (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Water Rail (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, showing well from view point (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat, male showing in bramble to left of view point (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Shelduck (Allan Meadows)
Braughing, 3 Red Kite, 1 mile north of the village (Andy Brown)
Braughing, Yellowhammer, just north of village (Andy Brown)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans)
East Hyde, Water Rail, in ditch (Clifford Smout)
East Hyde, Red Kite (Clifford Smout)
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), Raven (S Blake/R Coombes)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, overwintering pair still using garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Langley nr Stevenage, 3 Red Kite (Alan Ford)
Langley nr Stevenage, 100 Fieldfare (Alan Ford)
Lemsford Springs, Green Sandpiper (Andy Brown)
Lemsford Springs, Grey Wagtail (Andy Brown)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Andy Brown)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Red Kite, circling over garden 9:30 (Allan Meadows)
Stanborough Reedmarsh, 2 Common Snipe (Jenny Sherwen)
Stevenage, Red Kite, opposite the football ground (Rob Stubbs)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Common Snipe, at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Kingfisher (Dave Hutchinson)
Stocker's Lake, 18 Goldeneye, 6m,12f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Calling and showing well 14.50 at boating club end of causeway (Paul Ward)
Stocker's Lake, Chiffchaff (Dave Hutchinson)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, sailing club end of causeway, female on branch 20ft away, then flew off, joined by another LSW. (Gordon Cox)
Thundridge, Red Kite, over A10 (Derrick Ling)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6 Tree Sparrow (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellowhammer, male (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Stonechat, male (S Blake/R Coombes)
Ware, 2 Red Kite, over Lime Close (Derrick Ling)
Watton at Stone, 2 Red Kite, over ploughed fields alongside A602 (Rob Stubbs)
Whitwell, Little Egret, On the watercress beds (Alan Ford)
Whitwell, Water Rail, Valley Road (Alan Ford)

5TH MAR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, from Buxton field, over lake, settled on stump by viewpoint (Darren Bast)
Aston, Barn Owl, Astonbury Lane at 19h00. (Michael Rowland)
Bendish nr Whitwell, Red Kite (John Facer)
Bishop's Stortford, Red Kite, over Havers Lane at 1.45am (Keith Overall)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 2 Raven, soaring together and harassing jackdaws before flying off towards Harpenden. (Pete Waldron)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Ring-necked Parakeet, over water tower 8:15am (Robin Hilton)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 13 Black-necked Grebe (Derek Turner)
Hitchin, 3 Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 9 Skylark (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 6 Red Kite, above Woodoaks field next to Chalfont Road (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 2 Blackcap, males singing (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 2 Yellowhammer, pair next to Chalfont Road (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler (Ian Bennell)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ Corn Bunting (Ian Bennell)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, with Canada Geese (Ian Bennell)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher (Ian Bennell)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 30 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 5 Common Snipe, Wildfowl area (David Inward)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, c20 Redwing (David Inward)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, c20 Fieldfare (David Inward)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup, female (Ian bennell)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on the lettering of Southgate House at 09.00 (Alan Ford)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Common Snipe, at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 15 Goldeneye, 5m,10f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Therfield Heath, 3+ Brambling, Fox Covert HMWT (Murray Brown/Mark Brandon)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Common Snipe (Jenny Sherwen)
Ware, 2 Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)

4TH MAR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Goldeneye, male from Gladwin hide (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, from 17.20 White hide, over and then Amwell walkway woods (Darren Bast)
Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher, river Beane near St Leonard's Church (Simon Knott)
Bricket Wood, 2 Red Kite, over Garden (P.Delaloye)
Bricket Wood, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders (P. Delaloye)
Hitchin, 2 Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Egret, Manifold Ditch (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, Manifold Ditch (Simon Knott)
Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, Merlin, over Wymondley bypass (Nigel Agar)
Loefield Grove nr Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, with Canada Geese (G Hinton)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Oystercatcher, at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Goldeneye, 4m,9f (G Lapworth)
Ware, Red Kite, A602, near the landfill site (Rob Stubbs)
Watford, Crossbill, over the NE corner of Vicarage Road cemetery at 2.05pm calling (Ian Bennell)
Watton at Stone, 3 Red Kite, alongside the A602. (Rob Stubbs)
Whitwell, Little Egret
Whitwell, Green Sandpiper
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 35+ Linnet, feeding on the bordering path (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Redwing, in field by the watercress beds (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ Fieldfare, field by watercress beds (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Yellowhammer (G Hinton)
Wormley Wood, Woodcock, flushed from base of holly bush (Ken & Linda Smith)

3RD MAR: Batford, Green Sandpiper, in one settlement tank (Darin Stanley)
Batford, Chiffchaff, in foliage behind the settlement tanks (Darin Stanley)
Bricket Wood, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, on Feeders in garden (P. Delaloye)
Bricket Wood, Red Kite, over Garden (P. Delaloye)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Red Kite (David Booth)
Codicote Bottom, Little Egret
East Hyde, 3 Red Kite (Janet and Francis Dowley)
East Hyde, Grey Wagtail (Janet and Francis Dowley)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Barn Owl, 07.40am, hunting south of Fanhams Hotel (Andy Catchpole)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Red Kite (John Facer)
Great Hormead Bury, 100+ Fieldfare, to the west (Andy Brown)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, female in my Gadebridge garden (Stuart Harrison)
Hertford, Grey Wagtail, on river behind theatre. (Nigel Denison)
Hertingfordbury, Barn Owl, hunting near junction of St Mary's Lane and Lower Hatfield Road, 4.30pm (Graham Knight)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male singing from field hedgerow (Chris Bessant)
Oxhey Park, Siskin, flew NE at 7.15am (Ian Bennell)
Redbourn, 100+ Redwing, feeding on horse paddocks at Nicholls Fm (TL 093 128) (Peter Tallantire)
Reed, Red Kite (Andy Brown)
Rickmansworth, Kingfisher, Ebury Way, very vocal (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail, Batchworth Lock (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite, Batchworth Lock (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Shelduck (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, male (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Little Egret, at last years nesting sight (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Goldeneye, 4m,9f (G Lapworth)
Therfield Heath, 20 Brambling, Fox Covert HMWT (Dave Beer)
Therfield Heath, Red Kite (Dave Beer)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6+ Tree Sparrow (Alan & Janet Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Common Snipe (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Red Kite (Alan & Janet Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan & Janet Gardiner)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher (Claire McSweeney)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Whitwell, Little Egret
Whitwell, Green Sandpiper

2ND MAR: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, at 12.45pm (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Smew, male and redhead (William Bishop)
Bendish nr Whitwell, 2 Red Kite, south of Bendish Lane. (John Facer)
Bushey, Peregrine Falcon, over my house at 16.35 (Andy Jardine)
Cassiobury Park, Little Egret (Joan Thompson)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 5 Corn Bunting (Martin Johnson)
Digswell Meadow, Little Egret
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Red Kite (Steve Blake)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on feeders (Alan Jackson)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 20 Yellowhammer, in fallow field south of Chalfont Road (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 8 Skylark (Chris Bessant)
Puckeridge, 15 Redwing, feeding in horse paddock (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 2 Grey Partridge, pair flushed from stubble field (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 3 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 8 Yellowhammer, feeding in stubble field (Murray Orchard)
Redbourn, 5 Little Egret, along Ver north of Redbourn (John Fisher)
Sandon, 11 Red Kite, pre-roost gathering over Green End (Martin Johnson)
South Oxhey, Red Kite, over my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
St Edmund's College nr Standon, Barn Owl, hunting on verge of old A10 at 10:15pm (Simon Knott)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Partridge, pair still present in arable field north of reservoir (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Skylark (Lee G R Evans)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, sitting on the letters of Southgate House @ 17:45 (Mike Harris)
Stocking Pelham, Barn Owl, 11.30pm east of village (Andy Brown)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellowhammer (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Wallington, Corn Bunting (Martin Johnson)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Little Egret, on R. Gade (Bill Pegram)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Siskin (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 5+ Redwing (Andrew Steele)
Welwyn, Little Egret
Welwyn Garden City, Siskin, in garden (Murray Brown)
Whitwell, Little Egret
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c30 Linnet (Steve Blake)

1ST MAR: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 2 Marsh Tit, on feeders at James hide (John Strudwick)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Raven, two mobbing Buzzard at 1030 (Phil Bishop)
Batford, 3 Red Kite (Alan Jackson)
Cassiobury Park, Mandarin, drake (Joan Thompson)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper, Stanborough GP, just north of Hatfield Garden Village. (Steven Pearce)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 6 Black-necked Grebe (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 8 Redwing (Derek Turner)
Hitchin, Red Kite, Cambridge Road/Highover School, Walsworth (David Inward)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Little Egret, over Ippollitts brook, Oakfield estate (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over Redhill Road (Rob stubbs)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Red Kite (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, male (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler, calling repeatedly from reedbed by Osprey lake (Jennifer Gilbert)
Redbournbury, 4 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Redbournbury, 4 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 100+ Fieldfare (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Barn Owl, hunting by river at 7.45am
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Sopwell nr St Albans, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair on Ver (Dan Fletcher)
Stevenage, Red Kite, low above the rooftops (Craig Vye)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Common Snipe, at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 3 Egyptian Goose, on flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Goldeneye, 5m,8f (G Lapworth)
Thundridge, 18 Golden Plover, In field north of Wodson Park adjacent to road to Moles Farm (Andy Catchpole)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Barn Owl, quartering grass field N of Main Pit 5.35 - 5.55pm (Steve Blake)
Wallington, Merlin, chasing Fieldfare (Alex Lewis)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Siskin (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Dan Fletcher)
Welham Green, Red Kite, by A1000, near Potterells Farm. (Steven Pearce)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, adult & 2nd winter (Barry Reed)

28TH FEB: Ashwell, 2 Blackcap, m + f on garden feeders (R Holdsworth)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David & Sarah Lyons)
Gaddesden Row, Peregrine Falcon, killing Woodpigeon in arable fields south of village c16:30. (Alan King)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on garden feeder (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Red Kite, Derwent Road (David & Sarah Lyons)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male in garden (Clifford Smout)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, Nash Mills
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over Hexton Road (Nigel Agar)
King's Walden, 3 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Stonechat, m & f (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Skylark, in flight display (Tom Speller)
Oaklands nr St Albans, 2 Yellowhammer, first sighting in 4 months (Dan Fletcher)
Panshanger Park, Little Owl, in oak trees by private fishing lake. (Alex Lewis)
Redbourn, 150+ Redwing, on wheat field (TL088 132) (Peter Tallantire)
Redbourn, 30+ Fieldfare, foraging with Redwings (TL088 132) (Peter Tallantire)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 7 Little Egret, over together at dusk (John Pritchard)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, inside letter 'O' on Southgate House @9.20am (Gary Sanderson)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Common Snipe, at flooded field (G Lapworth/T Hulls)
Stocker's Lake, Mediterranean Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Stocking Pelham, Red Kite (Andy Brown)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c12 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c100 Fieldfare (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 12 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Little Egret (Bob Harris)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Bob Harris)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 30+ Lesser Redpoll (Bob Harris)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Blackcap, male at feeders (Bob Harris)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Bob Harris)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, male visiting peanut feeder, Woodland Rise (Murray Brown)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Goldeneye, 1m 2f (Dan Fletcher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Pintail, 5 drakes (Lee G R Evans/Dan Fletcher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Mediterranean Gull, first-winter in roost (DB/SR) (Lee G R Evans)

27TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit, from James Hide (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, hunting over the reedbed at 16.15 (Jenny Sherwen)
Baldock, 50+ Pied Wagtail, In trees and on buildings at baldock services @ 5.45 (Andrew Coates)
Bengeo (Hertford), Little Egret, river Beane by St Leonard's Church (Simon Knott)
Braughing, 4 Grey Partridge, Pelham road (Keith Overall)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red-crested Pochard, pr (Joan Thompson)
Harpenden, 2 Red Kite, with five Common Buzzards (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, over Warner's End (Bill Pegram)
Hitchin, 2 Little Egret, field between Oakfield Ave and Kingshott school TL196282 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 2 Red Kite, Queen Street TL186289 (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Chiffchaff (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Blackcap, male (Anna Marett)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Woodcock, flew out from pond and over Draper Hide (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Merlin, Passed through in front of Draper Hide (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, female on canal (Bill Pegram)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, with Canada Goose flock foraging behind canal hedge between Startops and Marsworth Rs (Bill Pegram)
Stevenage, 230 Linnet, roost at GSK entrance (T Chapman)
Stocker's Farm, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose, pr (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, Common Snipe, flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Goldeneye, 5m,8fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 8 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 30+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, singing, Woodland Rise (Murray Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, male (Mike Upstone)
Weston, Barn Owl, in field at back of house, then went to roost in tree at 7.45am (Andrew Coates)
Whippendell Wood nr Watford, 36 Lesser Redpoll, in silver birches (two separate groups) (Andrew Moon)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret, In field north of car park (bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail, drake (Bill Pegram)

26TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Smew, pair (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6+ Common Snipe (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, from view point. (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 1 male (Anders Gray)
Digswell Meadow, Little Egret
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hatfield Garden Village, Blackcap, male (John Moss)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Blackcap, 1st female seen in garden this winter. one long staying male feeds most days. (Richard Geary)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (Lynne Lambert)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 26 Corn Bunting, pre-roost gathering had some birds singing. 2 groups of 12 and 14 went into reed bed to roost. (Lynne Lambert)
Rickmansworth, Kingfisher, Chess Weir (Anna Marett)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
South Oxhey, Red Kite, over my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Barn Owl, over field north of main pit from 5:35pm (David Booth)
Verulamium Park, 2+ Red Kite (Murray Brown)
Verulamium Park, Little Egret, in heronry (Murray Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, sub-song (Murray Brown)

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