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

​​Photographers: please send your images for the website to Herts Bird Photos. More photographs, here, on our Flickr page and in the Photo Gallery. Follow 'Herts Bird News' on Twitter (@Hertsbirds)

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

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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​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.

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​Green Sandpiper, with colour rings, at Rye Meads on 5 September, image by Roger Buxton.

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


​Two views of the juvenile Black Tern at Startops End Res on 2 September by photographers James Hunt (above) and Lakes4life (below) posted on the HNHS Flickr site.

​Juvenile Red Kite at West Hyde on 30 August, image by Andrew Moon.

​Whinchat at Hilfield Park Reservoir on 31 August, image by Tony Blake.

​Juvenile Black Tern at Startops Res, Tring on 31 August, image by Dave Hutchinson, courtesy of Friends of Tring Reservoirs.

​Great White Egret briefly at Wilstone Res on 31 August, image by Dave Hutchinson, courtesy of Friends of Tring Reservoirs.

​Spotted Flycatcher at Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross on 30 August, image by Paul Higgs.

​Wheatear at West Hyde in the early morning drizzle on 28 August, image by Andrew Moon.

​Juvenile Kestrel at West Hyde on 29 August, image by Paul Higgs.

​One of two Ospreys at Wilstone Res, Tring on 27 August, image by Phill Luckhurst, more on our Flickr page.

​Kingfisher at Stockers Lake on 27 August, image by Steve Kitchen.

​One of the seven Dotterel in field alongside the Icknield Way at Therfield on 28 August, image by Barry Reed. These are the first seen in Hertfordshire since 2009 and autumn records are very unusual.

​Adult Common Tern feeding a juvenile at Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage on 28 August, image by David Hawkins.

​ 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.

19TH SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Common Snipe (Alan Reynolds)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Green Sandpiper (Alan Reynolds)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Common Sandpiper, gravel island to right of viewpoint (Alan Reynolds)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 10 Pintail (Derek Turner, Steve Murray)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 7 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Mike King)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Mike King)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Mike King)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 8 Grey Partridge, adult plus young (Mike King)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Whitethroat (Mike King)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Marsh Harrier, on meadow (vicky buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8+ Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c10 Tree Sparrow (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Red Kite (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Cuckoo, through south (Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby, 2pm over scrape from causeway (T.Wood)

18TH SEP: Baldock, 4 Wheatear, Baldock to Wallington road in fields just south of Tarmac track that heads towards clothall, Baldock - plus 3 Whinchat still (Mike Ilett)
Baldock, 4+ Whinchat, Wallington Rd, in same place as last few days (Simon Crockford)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Stonechat (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 5 Whinchat (B.Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Red Kite, adult pair (B.Harper)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, Broad Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 House Martin, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 8 Red Kite, over Beechen Wood (Paul Lewis & Emily Lewis)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Presdales Wood nr Ware, Red Kite, First time seen one over the school.
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, male, the Old Town at 08:06 (Mike Harris)

17TH SEP: Baldock, 5 Whinchat, off Wallington Road at TL266343 in hedge S of cycle path. (Steve Akrill)
Kings Langley, Spotted Flycatcher, 1st win (Samuel Perfect)
Kings Langley, 4+ Yellow Wagtail (Samuel Perfect)
Loudwater nr Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail (S.Topham)
Loudwater nr Rickmansworth, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (S.Topham)
Loudwater nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (S.Topham)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Raven (John Pritchard)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House, 6.40am (Rob Stubbs)
Stevenage, Ring-necked Parakeet, Fairview Road (Alan Ford)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Redstart, In hedge dividing grass field N of main pit (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Waterford Landfill site, Wheatear, female feeding in Meadow Field (Andy Catchpole)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Black Redstart (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 20+ Yellow Wagtail (G Lapworth)

16TH SEP: Aston End, Kingfisher, Stoney Ford (Alan Ford)
Baldock, 2 Whinchat, Wallington road, on field boundary @ TL266342 (approx) (Simon Crockford)
Baldock, 2 Wheatear, Wallington road, on field boundary @ TL266342 (approx) (Simon Crockford)
Baldock, 7 Red Kite, trailing a tractor working the field at TL264340 (Simon Crockford)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (Lee Batten)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Hobby, Sutton Farm GP (Steven Pearce)
Kings Langley, 33+ Yellow Wagtail (Samuel Perfect)
Kings Langley, Spotted Flycatcher (Samuel Perfect)
Kings Langley, Hobby (Samuel Perfect)
Kings Langley, Stonechat, male at Balls Pond Farm (Samuel Perfect)
Kings Langley, Whinchat, Balls Pond Farm (Samuel Perfect)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Raven (Nick Goss)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Green Sandpiper, North Pits (by A414 layby) (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Stonechat, in hedge across field north of main GP (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redstart, fem/imm in hedge across field north of main GP (David Booth)
Walkern, 3 Red Kite (Alan Ford)
Ware, Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 17 Yellow Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (G Lapworth)

15TH SEP: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Kingfisher (Nigel Agar)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Ruff, from the watchpoint, feeding along the shoreline (Nigel Agar)
Batford, Whinchat, on barbed wire fencing in farmers field by Common lane (Darin Stanley)
Digswell, 4 Golden Plover, flying east over Digswell lake. (Roger Jones)
Flamstead village, 6 House Martin (David McGrath)
Graveley nr Stevenage, 12 Grey Partridge (Clive Brackenbury)
Hatfield, Grey Wagtail, Stream Woods, Oxlease. (Steven Pearce)
High Cross nr Standon, Hobby, flew across A10 (Paula Moore)
Maple Cross, 2 Hobby, 1 ad 1 juv (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 5 Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garganey (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Willow Warbler (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 10 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Sarratt Bottom (Herts/Bucks), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Sarratt Bottom (Herts/Bucks), Little Owl (Lee G R Evans)
Sarratt Bottom (Herts/Bucks), 3 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Sarratt Bottom (Herts/Bucks), 4 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Sarratt Bottom (Herts/Bucks), Hobby (Lee G R Evans)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on the 'E' of southgate, on Southgate house (Rob Stubbs)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Stonechat, grass field N of main pit. Still mid afternoon (S Pearce/S Blake/L Evans)
Wadesmill nr Ware, Wheatear, on fence near the old mill house (M B Sharp)
Ware, 2 Kingfisher, along river Lea by the Glaxo bridge (Ian Edwards)

14TH SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Ruff, feeding on island viewable from viewpoint at 19:15 (Phil Ball)
Baldock, Hobby, hawking over fields S of Weston Hills tunnel. (Steve Akrill)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Whinchat, by concrete track, near sports fields. (Steven Pearce)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 5+ Whinchat (Murray Brown)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Hobby (Murray Brown)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2+ Red Kite (Murray Brown)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, Manifold Ditch (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Whinchat, Little Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead feeding amongst cattle (Simon Knott)
Langley nr Stevenage, 2 Raven (Clive Brackenbury)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Grey Wagtail (Clive Harding)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Clive Harding)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret, 1 colour ringed (Clive Harding)
Letchworth, 2 Swallow (Andrew Coates)
Maple Cross, Hobby, above my garden. (Chris Bessant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, 1st winter (Yves Gisseleire)
Redbournbury, 4 Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Raven (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Stocker's Lake, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, female, with tit flock, in riverside willows near scrap yard at 14.30 (Roger Morton)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5+ Tree Sparrow, more heard (Herts BNA)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Hobby, catching dragonflies (Herts BNA)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Red Kite (Herts BNA)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Raven, over hide (Herts BNA)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Herts BNA)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, Yellow-legged Gull, juv. (Barry Reed)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 2 Whinchat (Barry Reed)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, Stonechat (Barry Reed)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Hobby (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 30+ Yellow Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (G Lapworth)

13TH SEP: Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Mandarin (J Bird)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, Spotted Flycatcher (Tom Speller)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, 5 Marsh Tit, 3 and pair at Hill End Pit (Tom Speller)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, 2 Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over A600 towards Stevenage (Rob Stubbs)
Redbournbury, 7 Yellow Wagtail, in paddock E of Mill (Ernest Leahy)
Redbournbury, Kingfisher, in Millstream (Ernest Leahy)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Common Snipe (John Fisher)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Raven (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail (John Fisher)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Little Egret (John Fisher)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Owl (John Pritchard)
Stanborough Reedmarsh, 5 Grey Partridge, adjacent farmland (Keith Smith/ Keith Dean)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 5 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), c35 Swallow (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret, Adult (Mike Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Wigeon (Mike Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Grey Wagtail (Mike Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Tern, 2 juvs (Mike Wallen)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Egyptian Goose, 5 juveniles feeding by lake near Cafe, no adults evident. (Val Payman)
Therfield nr Royston, 5 Red Kite, Coombe Road (Ray Hooper)
Therfield nr Royston, Marsh Harrier, Coombe Rd (Ray Hooper)
Therfield nr Royston, Peregrine Falcon, Coombe Rd (Ray Hooper)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 18 Tree Sparrow, in usual hedgerow (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Redstart, in hedgerow favoured by Tree Sparrows. (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Wigeon (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Kingfisher (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 50 House Martin (Steven Pearce)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Ringed Plover (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Ringed Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Peregrine Falcon (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Snipe (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Hobby (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Pintail (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Black-tailed Godwit (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 43 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Egyptian Goose, flew off north (Lee G R Evans)

12TH SEP: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Egyptian Goose (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Wigeon (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Sedge Warbler (Allan Meadows)
Aston End, Kingfisher, river Beane, east of Stoney Ford (Alan Ford)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Grey Wagtail, Gadespring Cress Beds (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, adult at the Box Moor Trust's Gadespring Cress Beds (L. Flower)
Colney Heath, Kingfisher (R Coombes/S Blake)
Croxley Common Moor, Kingfisher (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Croxley Common Moor, Grey Wagtail (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Flamstead village, 2 Red Kite (David McGrath)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Whinchat (Rupert Evershed)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Whinchat, Little Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, Hertford cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 2 Hobby, adult and juv over Maple Lodge Close (Paul Lewis)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Puckeridge, Yellow Wagtail, heard flying over house (Murray Orchard)
Redbournbury, 4+ Yellow Wagtail, with cattle in field to the north of the Mill (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (David & Liz Lyons)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 16 Common Snipe, from Gadwall Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 3 Egyptian Goose (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Tewinbury Reserve, Sedge Warbler (Allan Meadows)
Tewinbury Reserve, Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher (Allan Meadows)
Tewinbury Reserve, Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Therfield nr Royston, 6 Wheatear, in ploughed field just E of Icknield Way (Dotterel field) (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, Whinchat, in ploughed field with Wheatears (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, Golden Plover, flew over E calling (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, Marsh Harrier, juv flew E along hillside towards Reed/A10 at 16.10 (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 8 Red Kite, between Grays Farm/A10 (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 12+ Tree Sparrow (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Osprey, heading south (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Hobby (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (R Coombes/S Blake)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Hobby (Roger Dewey)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 13 Yellow Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 5 Red Kite (G Lapworth)

11TH SEP: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 20+ Swallow, at Westbrook Hay (L. Flower)
Fir & Pond Woods nr Potters Bar, Raven, calling over woods (Jenny Sherwen)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Lesser Whitethroat (B.Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Sedge Warbler (Murray Brown)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Tree Pipit (B.Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Whinchat (Murray Brown)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Whitethroat (B.Harper)
Hitchin, Grey Wagtail, on the River Hiz in central Hitchin (Nigel Agar)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 11 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Puckeridge, Kingfisher (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 120 Hirundines (mixed), mostly House Martins, drifting south (Murray Orchard)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield Heath, Marsh Harrier, juv over Grays Farm (Tony Cobb)
Therfield Heath, 3 Red Kite (Tony Cobb)
Therfield Heath, 11 Wheatear, in ploughed field south east of duck puddle bush. (Tony Cobb)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Shelduck (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Ringed Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Hobby (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Tern (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail, first of the autumn (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 27 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)

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