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

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

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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

** Lemsford Springs NR closed from Monday 2nd March for a few days **

Birds of Hertfordshire 
- was published on 24 February
- come to our book launch/book signing event on Saturday 7th March
- buy now for £34 at our book signing event or £39 by post.

- pre-publication offer now closed.

Hertfordshire Life magazine previews 'Birds of Hertfordshire'

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 

January Newsletter

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.

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

Kingfisher at Boxmoor Common on 14 February, image by Paul Higgs

Lesser Redpoll at the Watercress LNR at St Albans on the 8 February, image by Dale Ayres

 A rather chilly Valentine's Day photo of two Mute Swans at Amwell NR on the 2nd of February, image by Katy Smith

Brambling at Fox Covert, Therfield on 8 February, image by Yves Gisselaire

Sparrowhawk at Watercress Beds LNR on 9 February, image by Paul Higgs.

​​​​Siskin feeding on Alder seeds at Amwell NR on 9 February, image by Alan Reynolds.​​

​​​​Our Hawfinch from the Wye Valley showing off its yellow ring at Bramfield Village on 9 February, read the full story ...., image by David Hutchinson.​​

​​​​Amwell NR specialities - beautiful Bittern with two Snipe (above) and Siskin (below) on 8 February, images by Tom Speller, more photos below.​

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​​​ 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.

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)
Hitchin, Red Kite, Cambridge Road/Highover School, Walsworth (David Inward)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over Redhill Road (Rob stubbs)
Hitchin, Little Egret, over Ippollitts brook, Oakfield estate (Nigel Agar)
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)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail (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, Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Barn Owl, hunting by river at 7.45am
Sopwell nr St Albans, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair on Ver (Dan Fletcher)
Stevenage, Red Kite, low above the rooftops (Craig Vye)
Stocker's Farm, Common Snipe, at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 3 Egyptian Goose, on flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair at 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 - 5.45pm (Steve Blake)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Siskin (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 10+ Lesser Redpoll (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, 6 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Skylark, in flight display (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Stonechat, m & f (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge (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), Blackcap, male at feeders (Bob Harris)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Bob Harris)
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)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, male visiting peanut feeder, Woodland Rise (Murray Brown)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Mediterranean Gull, first-winter in roost (DB/SR) (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Goldeneye, 1m 2f (Dan Fletcher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Pintail, 5 drakes (Lee G R Evans/Dan Fletcher)

27TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, hunting over the reedbed at 16.15 (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit, from James Hide (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 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, 2 Red Kite, with five Common Buzzards (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, Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
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)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, with Canada Goose flock foraging behind canal hedge between Startops and Marsworth Rs (Bill Pegram)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, female on canal (Bill Pegram)
Stevenage, 230 Linnet, roost at GSK entrance (T Chapman)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem (G Lapworth)
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 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), 30+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, male (Mike Upstone)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, singing, Woodland Rise (Murray Brown)
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), Pintail, drake (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret, In field north of car park (bill Pegram)

26TH FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, from view point. (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 1 male (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Smew, pair (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6+ Common Snipe (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), 26 Corn Bunting, pre-roost gathering had some birds singing. 2 groups of 12 and 14 went into reed bed to roost. (Lynne Lambert)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (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)

25TH FEB: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, dropped in from 1745 stayed in cut then went left (Darren Bast)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Goldeneye, m+f seen flying off over the viewing point (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, over lake then East at 1645 (Darren Bast)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Smew, to the R.of island opposite Gladwin Hide (Maureen Lead)
Ashwell, 2 Red Kite, over HMWT reserve Ashwell quarry (Andy Brown)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 5 Red-crested Pochard (Dave Hutchinson)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, c25 Redwing, In field between café and sailing club (Gordon Cox)
Chess Valley N (NW of M25), 8 Red Kite, in air together (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Chess Valley N (NW of M25), Little Egret, In valley below Chorleywood hse (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Barn Owl, at 17.25 along Fanhams Hall Rd (Andy Catchpole)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Red Kite (Brian Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 40+ Skylark (Brian Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Stonechat, pair (Brian Harper)
Hertford Heath, Grey Wagtail, Roundings HMWT (Andy Brown)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 6 Water Rail, minimum 10 wintering (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Chiffchaff, calling from scrub area. (Gareth Dagnall)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Grey Wagtail (Gareth Dagnall)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Little Egret (Gareth Dagnall)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher (Bill Pegram)
Redbourn, 5 Little Egret, on Ver east of bypass (John Fisher)
Redbourn, 150+ Fieldfare, with Redwings and starlings (TL085136) (Peter Tallantire)
Redbourn, 10+ Redwing, (TL085136) (Peter Tallantire)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
St Albans, Little Owl, Mashallswick (Brian Harper)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Pintail, drake (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, drake (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House, 6.40am (Rob Stubbs)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, viewed from Argyle Way (Steve Austin)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Gordon Cox)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose, flooded field. (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Lake, Little Egret (Dave Hutchinson)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (Dave Hutchinson)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Dave Hutchinson)
Stocker's Lake, Siskin, in Alders near entrance to Stockers Lake from Aquadrome end (Dave Hutchinson)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, 3m and 4f (Gordon Cox)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Red Kite (Keith Smith/ Keith Dean)
Therfield Heath, Brambling, Fox Covert HMWT reserve - at the entrance (Andy Brown)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Barn Owl, hunting in field N of main pit @4pm
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, c80 Linnet, in former Pumpkin field (Alan Gardiner)
Wadesmill nr Ware, Barn Owl, Anchor Lane (Chris Beach)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Pintail, 2 drakes (Bill Pegram)

24TH FEB: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, showing well between 17:40-17:55 (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Goldeneye (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4+ Common Snipe, flushed by Sparrowhawk in front of viewing point (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 17 Goldeneye (Barry Reed)
Baldock, Short-eared Owl, along the minor road to Wallington about 200 yards after the Baldock A505 roundabout (D Coates)
Benington, Red Kite, moving N from village (Steve Akrill)
Bricket Wood, Ring-necked Parakeet, on fat feeder in garden (P.Delaloye)
Harpenden, Lesser Redpoll, on garden feeders (Robin Pearson)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Red Kite, over my garden in Gadebridge (Stuart Harrison)
Hook's Cross nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Kimpton, 2 Red Kite (Andy Brown)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Red Kite (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Egyptian Goose (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, adult commuting between reservoir and paddock fields (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose, In horse field (Anna Marett)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Red Kite, low over garden (Allan Meadows)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my Oxhey Hall garden (Joan Thompson)
South Oxhey, Red Kite, over oxhey hall estate (Joan Thompson)
Thrift Farm nr Therfield, Red Kite (Andy Brown)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 6 Chiffchaff, all colybitta (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Goldeneye (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Chiffchaff, Siberian Chiffchaff showing well and calling occasionally in usual patch of overhanging vegetation immediately north of Broadwater Sailing Club on Colne (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Red Kite (Geoff Young)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake/Simon West)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Pintail, drake (Steve Blake/Simon West)
Watton at Stone, 2 Red Kite (Allan Meadows)
Welwyn Garden City, Red Kite, low over Woodland Rise (Murray Brown/John Brown)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 240 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Egyptian Goose, on the Drayton bank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Pintail, including 5 drakes (Lee G R Evans)

23RD FEB: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Goldeneye, 2 drakes, 3 females (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Smew, drake and redhead to L of Rough Holme Island (Jenny Sherwen)
Benington, Barn Owl (Kathy Sharman)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 4+ Siskin, by River Colne (David Neal)
Colney Heath, 2 Tree Sparrow, horse paddock (S Blake)
Colney Heath, 88 Fieldfare (Steve Blake)
Harpenden, Blackcap, on garden feeder (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Harpenden, Blackcap, female on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hartham (Hertford), Little Egret (Simon Knott)
Hartham (Hertford), Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Hemel Hempstead, 3 Little Egret, 1 river Gade, 2 river Bulbourne (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, ♀, river Bulbourne (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, over Bulbourne Meadow (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Grey Wagtail, river Bulbourne (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, 27 Redwing, Harding's Moor, with 7 Mistle Thrushes (L. Flower)
Hertford, Red Kite (Jane Free)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 45 Fieldfare (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 50 Wigeon, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 24 Skylark (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male in my garden (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Skylark (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 38 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on the 'E' of Southgate house, 6.40am (Rob Stubbs)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 2m, 2f (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Siskin, in alders near Stocker's Lock (David Neal)
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8 Tree Sparrow (S Blake/AGardiner)
Verulamium Park, 4 Little Egret, flying north along river at 07.00 (Bill Free)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Welwyn Garden City, Blackcap, male on peanut feeder again, Woodland Rise (Murray Brown)
Whitwell, Green Sandpiper
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Pintail, 3 drakes, 2 females showing well from Drayton Bank Hide (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 75 Wigeon, major decrease (Lee G R Evans)

22ND FEB: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 100 Golden Plover (Phil Ball, William Bishop & Simon Knott)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 8+ Siskin, in alders by railway line (Allan Meadows)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 4 Lesser Redpoll, in alders by railway line (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Little Egret, over (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Kingfisher (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Smew, 1 male, 1 redhead (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Goldeneye (Allan Meadows)
Bengeo (Hertford), Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Bramfield village, 2 Hawfinch, briefly in churchyard trees at 11.50am. (D.Jordan)
Clothall nr Baldock, 6 Grey Partridge, near Welbury Farm (R Holdsworth)
East Hyde, 4 Red Kite (Francis and Janet Dowley)
East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (Francis and Janet Dowley)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (Francis and Janet Dowley)
East Hyde, Green Sandpiper (David Lyons)
Harpenden, Red Kite, Derwent Road (David Lyons)
Hemel Hempstead, 5 Red Kite, 3 Piccotts End, 2 further West (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, 50+ Yellowhammer, TL 06899 10534 (corner of Dodds Ln/Cupid Green Ln) (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, 20+ Skylark, singing, fields north of Grovehill (L. Flower)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3 Goldeneye, one adult male and two adult females. (Tony Blake)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, Manifold Ditch (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Paul Moss)
Loefield Grove nr Watton at Stone, 5 Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Maple Cross, 4 Redwing (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 16 Yellowhammer, field south of Chalfont Road (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 7 Skylark (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Woodcock (Lynne Lambert)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, 2 Siskin, male and female, on garden feeder (Anna Marett)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 5 Little Egret, over at dusk (John Pritchard)
St Albans, Blackcap, male in garden (Martin Beattie)
Stevenage, 2 Peregrine Falcon, on lettering on Southgate house 4.35pm (Tom Speller/Alan Ford)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 4m,1f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Goldeneye, 4m,9f (G Lapworth)
Tewinbury Reserve, Little Egret
Watton at Stone, 70+ Linnet, On ploughed fields off High Elms Lane. (Nigel Denison)

​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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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.