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​Whinchat at West Hyde on 28 August, image by Andrew Moon.

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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

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2012 is now available.
Including the rarities and our more common favourites.
Copies have been posted to all 'paid up' Herts Bird Club/HNHS members. Join now and get your copy.
More details about the report and how to buy a copy.

Birds of Hertfordshire - to be published later this year - will cover all the bird species commonly seen in the county plus information on every species ever recorded in Hertfordshire, the results of the most recent Atlas surveys and comparison with previous atlas work. More information....

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Hertfordshire Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) 2012 results

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

Local Bird reports – the Tyttenhanger 2012 bird report has been added. 

Hertfordshire Bird Atlas - all the results

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.

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

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Visit some great places in Hertfordshire – click here to see the trip reports.

Take part in our  projects and surveys.

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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 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.

​Whinchat at Heartwood Forest on 27 August, image by Andrew Steele.

​Song Thrush at Norton Green, Stevenage on 27 August, image by Tom Speller.

​Osprey over Wilstone Reservoir, Tring on the afternoon of 27 August, image by Ann Doubleday, who said 'Not a particularly good photo but it shows the osprey being mobbed. It was fishing successfully but I didn't catch that - too busy watching it​'.

​Red Kite over Oughtonhead, Hitchin on 24 August, image by Rob Stubbs.

​Redstart at Woodoaks Farm on 26 August, image, for the record, by Steve Carter.

​Buzzard and Red Kite over Oughtonhead on 24 August, image taken from his garden in Hitchin by Rob Stubbs.

​Wheatear at West Hyde on 24 August, image by Dale Ayres.

​Garden Warbler at East Wood, near Cradle End, Bishops Stortford on 21 August, image by Jono Forgham.

Juvenile Green Woodpecker at Norton Green, Stevenage on 24 August, image by Tom Speller.

​Little Owl at Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross on 23 August, image by Jeff Chapman.

​Record shot of the Wheatear at Rye Meads on 21 August, image by Ian Rose.

​Juvenile Willow Warbler passing through Norton Green, Stevenage on 21 August 2014, image by Tom Speller who said he thought it was a Willow Warbler rather than a Chiffchaff as it had pinkish feet.

Spotted Flycatcher by Jono Forgham

​Spotted Flycatcher in Jono Forgham’s Little Hadham garden on 21 August 2014.

​Linnet at Heartwood Forest, Sandridge on 20 August, image by Andrew Steele.

​Whinchat at Water End, Hemel Hempstead on 19 August, image by Dan Forder.

​Spotted Flycatcher at Amwell NR on 17 August, image by Alan Reynolds.

​Spotted Flycatcher at Amwell NR on 17 August, image by Jay Ward.

​Great Tit in a Hitchin garden on 14 August, image by Rob Stubbs.

​Black-tailed Godwit at Rye Meads on 17 August, image by Alan Reynolds.

​Some of the Spotted Flycatcher family party, 2 adults and 3 juveniles, at Holycross Lake, Amwell NR on 16 August during the BioBlitz, image by Simon West.

​Green Sandpipers at Lemsford Springs NR on 16 August, image by Yves Gisseleire.

​Egyptian Geese at Rye Meads on 16 August, image by Kathy Sharman.

​Black-tailed Godwit at Rye Meads on 16 August, image by Kathy Sharman.

​Black-tailed Godwit seen from Draper hide at Rye Meads on 16 August, image by Ron Baber.

​A Grey Wagtail feeding on a male Banded Demoiselle at Lemsford Springs on 16 August, image by Yves Gisseleire.

​A flock of Canada Geese flying through complete rainbow at Stocker's Lake at sunset on 12 August, image by Andrew Moon.

​Spotted Flycatcher at Hitch Wood, St Pauls Walden on 13 August, image by Tom Speller.

​Female Mandarin at Lemsford Springs NR on 13 August, image by Drew Lyness.

​Wheatear in the car park at Willows Farm, Tyttenhanger on 9 August, image by Simon West.

​Cormorant at Rye Meads on 7 August, image by Rob Stubbs.

​Moulting adult Black Tern at Tringford Res on 8 August, image by Mike Wallen.

​Common Tern, one of about 20 at Tringford Res on 9 August, image by Huw Lewis.

​Greenshank at Wilstone Res, Tring on 9 August, image by Paul Higgs.

​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.

29TH AUG: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Swift (G.Hinton)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 4 Sand Martin, south over carpark (Dan Fletcher)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Wheatear, on Azerbaijan Society memorial stone (Dan Fletcher)
Stapleford, Wryneck, On the south side of the landfill, near the telegraph pole just to the right of the style, TL314169 at 13.00 (Barry Reed)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Cetti's Warbler (Chris Lamsdell)

28TH AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby, from viewpoint (Ade Hall)
Brookmans Park, Swift, 18.35 flying south
Colliers End nr Standon, Barn Owl, on the new A10, at 00:30 this morning. (Peter Fuller)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Common Tern (Alan Ford)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 4 Whinchat, TL203084 (David Wheatcroft)
Hemel Hempstead, Hobby (Dan Forder)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Swift, NW over Bennetts End at 7pm (Ian Bennell)
Hemel Hempstead, Swift, over Corner Hall at 17.45 (Dan Forder)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Black Tern (Derek Turner, Steve Murray)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Osprey, fishing from 0915-0930, commuting to College Lake and Pitstone Quarry (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear (Alan Ford)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Rickmansworth, Kingfisher, Ebury Way (Anna Marett)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Swift (John Pritchard)
Standon, Red Kite, alongside A120. (Dr Richard Melarange)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 4 Swift (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Therfield nr Royston, 3 Dotterel, At least 3 in ploughed field with 4 Golden Plover on E side of Icknield Way at TL346384, about 100 yds into field and opposite gap in hedge:15.30-16.00. Soon vanished from view as presumably settled down into the field. (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 4 Golden Plover, Three adults in varying s/p plus a juv. In ploughed field on E side of Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 7 Dotterel, In evening (post M.O. finding them). (William Bishop)
Therfield nr Royston, Red Kite, W of village over hillside (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin, with Lapwings
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 3 Wheatear, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road, C.19.00 (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Grey Partridge, calling at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road, C.19.00 (Dan Forder)
West Hyde, 2 Whinchat (Andrew Moon)
West Hyde, Wheatear (Andrew Moon)
West Hyde, 25 Egyptian Goose (Andrew Moon)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Ringed Plover, juvenile (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Greenshank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Peregrine Falcon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Redshank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 375 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Withey Beds LNR, Hobby (Anna Marett)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 4 Yellow Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 4 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Wyddial, Red Kite, between Wyddial and Buntingford. (Dr Richard Melarange)

27TH AUG: Aldbury nr Tring, Raven, heard calling. Aldbury Nowers. (Lee Batten)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Peregrine Falcon, female (Barry Reed)
Ashridge Forest, Hobby, catching prey, presumably dragonflies (Michael Anderson)
Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, Wheatear, flew east towards railway line (Alan Jackson)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Common Tern, adult and 2 juveniles on the Main Lake (Alan Ford)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, Whinchat, female in hedge by the car park (Andrew Steele)
Hemel Hempstead, Raven, east over Two Waters, from Boxmoor (Dan Forder)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Yellow Wagtail, juvenile (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear (Alan Ford)
Oaklands nr St Albans, Hobby, over Oaklands College (Dan Fletcher)
Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, Kingfisher (Callum Peel)
Redbournbury, Spotted Flycatcher (Peter Thornley)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, 4 Little Egret (John Fisher)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Garganey (Vicky Buckel)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, roosting on Southgate house at 8pm (Darrel Bryant/Alan Ford)
Therfield nr Royston, 3 Golden Plover, off Icknield Way; one in summer plumage. (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, Yellow Wagtail, Hatchpen (Martin Johnson)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Knot, on spit with lapwings (Yves Gisseleire)
West Hyde, Whinchat (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, 3 Wheatear (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, 9 Red Kite (Paul Lewis)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Peregrine Falcon
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Osprey (Ann Doubleday)

26TH AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Tern (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Garganey, Probably the Rye Meads pair (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Green Sandpiper (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Wigeon (Murray Orchard)
Cassiobury Park, Little Owl, flew from trees near cafe at 2.30pm (Ian Bennell)
Hitchin, Little Egret (Andrew Coates)
Royston, Swift, Over Wicker Hall. (Tony Cobb)
South Oxhey, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, in my Oxhey Hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, c100 Swallow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Redstart, male 1630 hrs (G Lapworth/Steve Carter)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite, with paul lewis (Steve Carter)

25TH AUG: Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 6 Common Snipe, feeding actively on the flooded area (John Pritchard)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper (John Pritchard)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Ken Smith)
Redbournbury, 4+ Yellow Wagtail (Tony Wileman)
Redbournbury, 40+ Swallow (Tony Wileman)
South Oxhey, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, In my Oxhey Hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), c30 Swallow (Jane Free)
Verulamium Park, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, near Inn on the Park (Bill Free)
West Hyde, 3 Whinchat (Paul Frost, Chris Sharp)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 130 House Martin (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Egret (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Shelduck, juveniles (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 65 Sand Martin (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Sandpiper (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 juveniles still (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Greenshank (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Swift (Lee Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Lee Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (Paul Frost/Chris Sharp)

24TH AUG: Apsley, Shag, seen standing on the side of the lock with wings outstretched, took off as I got closer to it.
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Little Egret (Lee Batten)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP. (Steven Pearce)
Digswell, Pied Flycatcher, fem/imm by pond at Harmer Green but moved off into gardens (David Booth)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Common Tern, 1 adult, 2 juveniles (Alan Ford)
Frithsden Beeches, 5+ Spotted Flycatcher (Mike Spittles)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2+ Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Redstart, males, edge of Cut Field Wood and east edge of Oaklands Lane. (Drew Lyness)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Red Kite (Drew Lyness)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), c10 Yellow Wagtail (Drew Lyness)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 50+ House Martin, university village (Drew Lyness)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Kingfisher, university ponds (Drew Lyness)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Mandarin, female (Drew Lyness)
Hinxworth, Hobby (R Holdsworth)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 4 Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Redbournbury, 11+ Yellow Wagtail, with cattle either side of the Mill (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 adult female, 2 juveniles (Peter Thornley)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Little Owl (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Hobby (John Pritchard)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Kingfisher, over the south lake (Gary Rose)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Common Snipe, sailing club (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stapleford, Swift (Mike King)
Stevenage, Marsh Tit, Kitching Lane (Alan Ford)
Stevenage, 7 Red Kite, over High Broomin Wood (Alan Ford)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Brendon Fagan)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (Brendon Fagan)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Wheatear (Brendon Fagan)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin (Brendon Fagan)
Verulamium Park, Barnacle Goose, presumed feral (Alan Gardiner)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), Marsh Tit, Norton Green Farmhouse Pond (Alan Ford)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 2 Grey Wagtail, Norton Green Farmhouse Pond (Alan Ford)
West Hyde, 5 Wheatear (Lee G R Evans)
West Hyde, 16 Egyptian Goose (Lee G R Evans)
West Hyde, 2 Whinchat (G Lapworth/P Frost)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Dunlin (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Black-tailed Godwit (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Greenshank (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Shelduck, juveniles (Jeff Bailey)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Redstart, male on wire fence at back of field in front of cottages. 1 pm (John Newson)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 13 Yellow Wagtail (G Lapworth)

23RD AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, Swift (Alan Gardiner)
East Hyde, Hobby, over House Martin colony (Mike Russell)
East Hyde, Little Egret, near mill (Mike Russell)
East Hyde, 2 Yellow Wagtail, around mill (Mike Russell)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Hilary Weston)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Wheatear (Jon Brindle)
Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, 2 Raven (Murray Brown)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Garganey, from Gadwall Hide (Brian Bishop)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Red Kite, over at 16-00 (Brian Bishop)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Green Sandpiper (Brian Bishop)
St Albans, 2 Swallow, over garden at Vesta Avenue (Glen Barnes)
Stanstead Abbotts, Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Little Owl (S Blake/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin (S Blake/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Mediterranean Gull, 1st w (S Blake/R Flesher)
Welwyn Garden City, 4 Swift, over Peartree area (Mike King)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 20+ Yellow Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (G Lapworth)

22ND AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Black-necked Grebe, from watch point (Ade Hall)
Batford, Redstart, In S side of hedge just outside Batford, view from small layby on Lower Luton Road (B653). (Robin Pearson)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Red Kite, caught a rat in the corn stubble (Andy Catchpole)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Redstart, male in bushes - calling. TL201085 (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Swift (David Wheatcroft)
Newnham, Raven, north towards Hinxworth at 1.30 (R Holdsworth)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Spotted Flycatcher, south west corner (Darrel Bryant/Tony Hukin)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Yellow Wagtail, adult and 3 juv in stubble field to south of main footpath (Darrel Bryant/Tony Hukin)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Wigeon, drake from the Gadwall Hide (Terry Smith)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Swift (Terry Smith)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby, over SE at 1435 (Richard Woolley)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Dunlin, juveniles (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Shelduck, juveniles (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank, juvenile (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Avocet, in evening from old 'duck feeding' area, photo taken (Phill Luckhurst, FoTR)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Black-tailed Godwit, all juveniles (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 105 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Hobby (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat, at Heronsgate side of farm on barbed wire fence. (Paul Lewis)

21ST AUG: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Kingfisher, close to the viewing area (Alex Quig)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Black-necked Grebe, by spit to right of viewing platform on way to Gladwin Hide (Alex Quig)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Alex Quig)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Snipe, on the scrape island (Alex Quig)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Hobby (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, dragonfly trail (Drew Lyness)
Ashwell, Swift (Andrew Coates)
Batford, Redstart, in the (magical) hedge running through horse field by the layby on B653 opposite the weedy field. TL152148 (Darin Stanley)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 5 Common Tern, 3 adults am, 2 juveniles pm (Alan Ford)
Hemel Hempstead, 15 House Martin, over town cricket ground (Derek Pratt)
Little Hadham, Spotted Flycatcher, in buddleia tree in my garden. (Jono Forgham)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Yellow Wagtail (David Booth)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Wheatear, female seen from Draper Hide. (M. Fanning & J. Mackie)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Snipe, from Draper Hide (M. Fanning & J. Mackie)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Green Sandpiper, from Draper Hide (M. Fanning & J. Mackie)
Verulamium Park, 8+ Swift (Glen Barnes)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road - flew in from stubble field to N (Dan Forder)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 45 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Black-tailed Godwit, all juveniles (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Mandarin, eclipse drake (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Shelduck, juveniles (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 160 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, juvenile (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 4 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, on dung heap (G Lapworth)

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