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Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

Lesser Redpoll in Benington garden on 14 April, image by Kathy Sharman.

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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.


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House Martin Nest survey

How to join the 2016  survey

 

2015 Herts Bird Report - We need a few more volunteers to help write some of the species accounts for the 2015 Report – interested? Please get in touch with editor Ted Fletcher Tel 01763 272979 or  email . Thanks.

Wanted - Hertfordshire rep for London Bird Club - to co-ordinate the bird records for Herts submitted through London. Interested please contact Pete Lambert editor of London Bird Report by email or phone 020 853 19814 mob 07854756920

Please renew your membership of HNHS and Herts Bird Club for 2016, details here

The Hertfordshire 2014 Bird Report - was published and sent to Herts Bird Club members in November 2015.

 

Heartwood Forest site guide added

 

A must for all bird lovers
Birds of Hertfordshire
by Ken Smith, Chris Dee, Jack Fearnside and Mike Ilett
- published on 24 February
review in British Birds
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Herts Invertebrate ProjectHerts Invertebrate Project
- how to join this new recording initiative

Please submit sightings and field signs of mammals, amphibians and reptiles to our countywide survey, full details Herts Mammals, Amphibians & Reptiles Atlas.

Herts Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) 2014 results

Hertfordshire Bird Atlas - all the results from the most recent Atlas (2007-12) and both previous atlas surveys available here

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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.

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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.

Reed Bunting at Norton Green on 16  April, image by Gary Sanderson.

Kingfisher at Rye Meads on 14 April, image by Katy Smith.

Nuthatch at Panshanger Park on 10 April, image by Tim Hill.

Wheatear at King's Meads on 16 April, image by Simon Radcliffe.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Cassiobury Park on 27 April, image by Andrew Moon.

Whinchat at West Hyde on 26 April, image by Andrew Moon.

Wheatear at Norton Green on 26 April, image by Gary Sanderson.

Siskin at Croxley Common Moor on 29 March, image by John Foster.

Blackcap at Tyttenhanger on 10 April, image by Ann Doubleday.

Little Egret at Amwell on 06 April, image by Brian Gleeson.

One of three Arctic Terns at Amwell on the evening of the 23 April, image by Jay Ward.

This appears to be a Pochard/Mallard brood of ducklings at Panshanger Park on 10 April, image by Tim Hill.

Willow Warbler at Rye Meads on 05 April, image by Ian Conn.

Chiffchaff at Rye Meads on 02 April, image by Emily Leonard.

Bar-tailed Godwit at Amwell NR on 20 April, image by Barry Reed.

Grasshopper Warbler at Ellenbrook Fields on 20 April, image by Yves Gisseleire.

Red-crested Pochard at Stocker's Lake on 08 April, image by Prashant Meswani.

A record shot of the Little Tern at Marsworth Reservoir on 18 April, image by Mike Wallen.

Cuckoo at Ellenbrook Fields on 17 April, image by Paul Hackett.

Little Ringed Plover at Tyttenhanger on 17 April, image by Yves Gisseleire.

Rook raiding a feeder in a Braughing garden on 07 April, image by Steve Hughes.

Kestrel at Rye Meads on 06 April, image by Katy Smith.

Grey Wagtail at Rickmansworth on the River Colne April, image by Dale Ayres.

Bullfinch at Stocker's Lake on 02 April, image by Paul Higgs.

Sandwich Tern at Wilstone reservoir on 14 April, image by Simon West.

Little Gulls at Wilstone reservoir on 11 April, images by Mike Wallen.

Siskin in a Rickmansworth garden on 04 April, image by Andrew Moon.

Little Egret at King's Meads on 29 March, image by Katy Smith.

Chiffchaff (above) and Willow Warbler at Stocker's Lake on 29 March, images by Andrew Moon.

Little Gull at Amwell on 11 April, image by Jay Ward.

Sparrowhawk in a Northchurch garden on 03 April, image by Peter Medcalf.

Kingfishers at Rye Meads on 01 April, image by Ray Kilham.

Jay in a Stevenage garden on 24 March, image by Gary Sanderson.

Marsh Tit at Watery Grove on 28 March, image by Tom Speller.

Grey Wagtail at Redbournbury on 25 March, image by David Lyons.

Cetti's Warbler by the River Colne at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome on 21 March, image by Paul Higgs.

Red Kite in a Rickmansworth garden on 05 April, image by Andrew Moon.

Lesser Redpoll in a Hitchin garden on 22 March, image by Rob Stubbs.

Siskin in a Stevenage garden on 19 March, image by Gary Sanderson.

Redwing at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome on 18 March, image by Paul Higgs.

Nuthatch at Verulamium Park on 25 March, image by Tim Hill.

Wheatear near Water End, Hemel Hempstead on 28 March, image by Lucy Flower.

Ring Ouzel at the disused Hatfield aerodrome on 02 April, image by Drew Lyness.

Egyptian Goose at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth on 25 March, image by Denise Feasey.

Oystercatcher paying a quick visit to Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage on 27 March, image by Tom Speller.

 

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Latest sightings

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

30TH APR: Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, Reed Warbler (Roger Dewey)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, male drumming in copse adjacent to Gade Avenue car park 09:00-10:00 (Bob Harris)
Colney Heath, 2 Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Garden Warbler, in trees by middle bridge (Ian Bryant)
Maple Cross, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Hornhill road (Andrew Steele)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, 4 Wheatear (Aubrey Worboys)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, Whinchat (Aubrey Worboys)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Shelduck, on flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Oystercatcher, mating and photographed
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Garden Warbler
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye
Stocker's Lake, 4 Sedge Warbler
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, Male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4+ Swift (Andrew Steele)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, female
Stocker's Lake, 2 Reed Warbler
Stocker's Lake, 6 Common Tern
Therfield Heath, Firecrest, by entrance to fox covert reserve showing well and calling (Ian Bryant)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Redstart, male in "Tree Sparrow hedge" c7am (Rick Flesher)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Common Tern (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Tree Sparrow, in oak by mound (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Garden Warbler, pylon corner (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Swift (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Oystercatcher (Alan Gardiner)
Ware, 3 Red Kite, over Lime Close (Derrick Ling)
Warren's Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, male in hedgerow at TL261282 (Simon Crockford)
Watton at Stone, Lesser Whitethroat, singing at Watton end of High Elms Lane (Nigel Denison)
West Hyde, 15 Swift (Andrew Steele)
West Hyde, Corn Bunting (Andrew Steele)
West Hyde, 5+ Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Sandpiper, together (Neil Harwood)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Neil Harwood)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, male (G Lapworth)

29TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover, from view point (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Oystercatcher, from viewpoint (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Dunlin, flew in front of viewpoint (Ade Hall)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, in river on station moor 13:30 (G Hinton)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (G Hinton)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, male (Joan Thompson/Simon West)
Cassiobury Park, Red Kite (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Redstart, male (Paul Driver)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Willow Warbler, singing males (Steve Akrill)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 150+ Swallow, large mixed flock, but predominantly swallow (Steve Akrill)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Garden Warbler, close to bridge above boating lake (Steve Akrill)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Sand Martin (Steve Akrill)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Red Kite (Steve Akrill)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3+ House Martin (Steve Akrill)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern (Steve Akrill)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Willow Warbler (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Swift (Alan Winn)
Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on pylons of sub station (Michael Hooper)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Shelduck (Graham Clark)
Maple Cross, 3 Wheatear, 1m, 2f on new dung heaps, south side of Hornhill Rd (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 2 Yellow Wagtail, males on dung heaps Hornhill Rd (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Whinchat, male on dung heaps Hornhill Rd (Chris Bessant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Steve Akrill)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Swallow (Steve Akrill)
Old Parkbury nr Radlett, Firecrest, Male, Grid ref TL164025, by Springfield Farm between bridleway and Verulam AC Fishing lake (Peter D White)
Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Swift (Gareth Dagnall)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Ringed Plover, on flood at noon. (Graham Clark)
Stocker's Lake, Reed Warbler, singing in small reedbed along Colne. (Graham Clark)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Swift (Graham Clark)
Stocker's Lake, Common Sandpiper, from Kingfisher hide (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, causeway (Geoff Young)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Barn Owl, 19:05 (Steve Hughes)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cetti's Warbler, heard at entrance to reserve (Steve Hughes)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Garden Warbler (John Yates)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 5 Tree Sparrow (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Reed Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 16 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Lesser Whitethroat, rattling male (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 27 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Willow Warbler, singing male (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 8 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Garden Warbler, singing males by 'Pylon Corner' (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Egyptian Goose (Steve Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (many observers)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Lesser Redpoll (many observers)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (many observers)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (many observers)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redshank, flying north, calling, at 7.48pm (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (many observers)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redstart, females, 1 in hedge N of Main pit + 1 by horse shelter in paddock, Tyttenhanger Fm. Still at 4pm. (many observers)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (many observers)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Garden Warbler, pylon corner (many observers)
Waterford Heath GP, Siskin (Simon Knott)
West Hyde, 4 Corn Bunting (Michael Hammond)
West Hyde, Whinchat, male (G Lapworth)
West Hyde, 4 Yellowhammer (G Lapworth)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (many observers)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Swift (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Hobby, heading north east along with large amount of hirundines 14:40 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Common Tern (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100+ Swallow (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 200+ Sand Martin (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 200+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Osprey, heading north east 14:45 (G Hinton)

28TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Common Tern (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover, from view point (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow Wagtail, over view point calling (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Dunlin, from viewpoint (Ade hall)
Baldock, Swift (Andrew Coates)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, male in stand of trees adjacent to Gade Avenue car park (4pm at least) (Lee G R Evans)
Coopers Green GPs - main GP, Hobby (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin, male (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Siskin (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Lesser Whitethroat (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2+ Reed Warbler, In song Pool (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Lesser Whitethroat, Also 6+ Common Whitethroat (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo, distant call (David Wheatcroft)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Siskin (T Chapman)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern (T Chapman)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Swift, over (John Coleman)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, Yellowhammer (Tony Kavanagh)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 2 Swift (Tony Kavanagh)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, 4+ House Martin (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, Grasshopper Warbler, reeling at TL162107 at 10am (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Swallow (Tony Kavanagh)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Swift (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat, The causeway (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Darren Bast)
Maple Cross, Wheatear, on new dung heap in ploughed part of field to the south of Hornhill Rd (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 10 Yellowhammer, In field hedge west of the estate (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank, probably same as Startops (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Swift (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Swallow (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite, One on nest (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 3 Mandarin, 2m&f (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 3 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, near hide wall (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Willow Warbler (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Yellow Wagtail, on rafts and edges (G Hinton)
Stocker's Farm, Little Ringed Plover, on flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper, from Kingfisher hide (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper, showing well in front of Kingfisher Hide (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Tewinbury Reserve, Cetti's Warbler
Therfield Heath, Firecrest, by reserve entrance to Fox Covert TL337397.
Thundridge, Yellow Wagtail, Moles Farm (Andy Catchpole)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Sand Martin (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Common Tern (G Hinton)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Barnacle Goose
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 6 Swift (Geoff Young)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Raven (Geoff Young)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Egyptian Goose
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, on island
Watford, White Stork, flew southwards over M25 west of the A41M junction on M25 at 08.58 this morning (John Dobson)
Wheathampstead, Hobby, through village (Dan Forder)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellowhammer, cemetery corner field (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4+ Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 200+ Sand Martin (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Common Tern (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 150+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100+ Swallow (G Hinton)
Wormley Wood, Wood Warbler, TL317058, singing. (Andrew Taylor)
Wormley Wood, Wood Warbler, calling persistently and singing sporadically 14.00-14.30. (Graham Clark)
Wormley Wood, Lesser Whitethroat, singing from blackthorn hedge. (Graham Clark)

27TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (William Bishop)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Redshank (William Bishop)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Swift, through at 18:00 (William Bishop)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Steve Clark)
Batford, Willow Warbler, weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Batford, Redstart, female in usual Redstart hedge by parking bay opposite weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Batford, Lesser Whitethroat, in hedge beyond weedy field toward Mackeyre End (Darin Stanley)
Bramfield Park Wood, Cuckoo (Steve Chilton)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, showing well by Gade Ave CP at 0830 (G Lapworth)
Easneye Wood, Cuckoo, from 6pm (Darren Bast)
East Hyde, 2 Swallow (Roger Payne)
East Hyde, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Roger Payne)
East Hyde, Common Sandpiper (Steve Clark)
East Hyde, Grey Wagtail (Roger Payne)
East Hyde, Pied Wagtail (Roger Payne)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (Bob Pedder)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, No sight nor sound of Grasshopper Warbler (Alan Reynolds)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Willow Warbler (Alan Reynolds)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, female (Alan Reynolds)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Hobby, hunting near reed bed (Bob Pedder)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 10+ Linnet (Alan Reynolds)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat, Singing (Tom Speller)
Great Gaddesden, Lesser Whitethroat, singing male (L. Flower)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Grey Partridge (L. Flower)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Short-eared Owl, hunting field on Beech Farm side of red and white gate, 8pm. (S Chalmers)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 4 Yellow Wagtail, feeding along dam (Robert Hopkins)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat, The causeway (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Sedge Warbler, Mill Mead (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Sandpiper, Park Mead & West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Swallow, Park Mead (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Common Snipe, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
Letchworth, Swift (Andrew Coates)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Shelduck, male displaying (Steve Carter)
Lynsters Lake nr Maple Cross, 12 Sand Martin (Steve Carter)
Lynsters Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, 4 Sedge Warbler, singing in reeds by Osprey Lake (Simon Radcliffe)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler, singing in reeds by the Osprey Lake, but not seen. (Simon Radcliffe)
Redbournbury, Swallow (Robin Hilton)
Spellbrook, Garden Warbler, Wallbury area (Jono Forgham)
Spellbrook, Willow Warbler, calling near lockgates (Jono Forgham)
Spellbrook, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, in Wallbury "swamp" 400 yards north of lockgates. In dense vegetation but calling regularly (Jono Forgham)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Lesser Whitethroat (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Yellow Wagtail (Terry Lewis)
Stevenage, 2 Grey Wagtail, Town Centre Gardens lake (David Inward)
Tewin, Willow Warbler, at the entrance to the footpath leading to Bramfield Park Wood. (Steve Chilton)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Sedge Warbler (Jono Forgham)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Osprey, at 10:50 flying high east-north east direction (Yves Gisseleire)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Egyptian Goose (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Tern (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redstart, female still in hedge at 6pm but difficult to locate due to dog disturbance (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Garden Warbler, In bushes at 'pylon corner' - singing & seen (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, on island (Alan Gardiner)
Ware, Cetti's Warbler, heard alongside River Lea at GSK Sports Ground near A10 flyover (Steve Hughes)
West Hyde, 2 Whinchat, pair still present at 19:30 approx. 250m along Bridleway No.4 (Stephen Middleton)
West Hyde, Wheatear, male, quarry side in same area as Whinchat (Stephen Middleton)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Lesser Redpoll (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Grey Wagtail (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl, Orchard. 9.30 am. (Graham Clark)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail, male, dung heap. 9.40am. (Graham Clark)

26TH APR: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Cuckoo, seen from ash valley path on telephone wires (Maureen Lead)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull (Barry Reed)
Ashwell, 2 Wheatear, Ashwell to Eyeworth road (Graham Knight)
Ashwell, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Ashwell to Eyeworth road (Graham Knight)
Ashwell, Corn Bunting, Ashwell to Eyeworth road (Graham Knight)
Batford, Lesser Whitethroat, male singing south of road between Batford and Wheathampstead (Dan Fletcher)
Batford, Willow Warbler, male singing in scrub north of road between Batford and Wheathampstead (Dan Fletcher)
Batford, Redstart, female in hedgerow aligning footpath by B653 between Batford & Wheathampstead. (Darin Stanley/LGR Evans)
Bovingdon, Red Kite (Lee Batten)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Sedge Warbler, singing male (Lee G R Evans)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Cassiobury Park, Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Cassiobury Park, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Colney Heath, Garden Warbler (David Booth)
Colney Heath, Lesser Whitethroat (David Booth)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (Steve Clark)
East Hyde, Yellow Wagtail, in the Herts meadow (Roger Payne)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (Lee G R Evans)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 5 Linnet (Lee G R Evans)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Willow Warbler, singing males (Lee G R Evans)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, female near mounds (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Willow Warbler (Andrew Steele)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard drumming in Round Wood (Andrew Steele)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Sedge Warbler, singing male (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 27 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, male (Allan Meadows)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Cuckoo (Steve Clark)
Pigeonswick (Knebworth Woods), Lesser Whitethroat (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Sand Martin (Brian Bishop)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Mediterranean Gull (Brian Bishop)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Oystercatcher (Brian Bishop)
St Albans, Hobby, over A414 nr Partners Pets (Alan Winn)
Stocker's Farm, 4 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Farm, 20 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 40 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Willow Warbler, singing males: 1 at west end and another near Stocker's House (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 on the causeway, 1 near the bench watchpoint and another at the west end (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Reed Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Sedge Warbler, singing males: 1 on the causeway and another on fringe of west end (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 55 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Lesser Whitethroat (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Swift (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler (David Booth)
West Hyde, 6 Swift (Steve Carter)
West Hyde, 2 Whinchat, at entrance to Denham Park Farm Quarry 8 am (Graham Clark)
West Hyde, 2 Wheatear (Steve Carter)
West Hyde, Wheatear, male at entrance to Denham Park Farm Quarry (Graham Clark)
West Hyde, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail (Steve Carter)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Red Kite (Steve Carter)

25TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Barry Reed)
Batford, Willow Warbler, in weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Batford, Lesser Whitethroat, in same hedgerow by B653 (Darin Stanley)
Batford, 2 Little Egret, at Batford springs NR (Darin Stanley)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Charlie Ramsay)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Common Tern (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, calling and drumming by car park 10.25 am (Ian Bryant)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Great Black-backed Gull, loafing at TL12770834. (Tim Hill)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 3 House Martin, over houses in Salisbury Village this evening (John Moss)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat, The causeway (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 73 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Sedge Warbler, singing males (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barn Owl, 00.20am flew over Marsworth roundabout (Dave Jenkinson)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 62 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 47 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Willow Warbler, male in the wood (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Gull, first-winter and first-summer (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Pied Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Linnet (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Reed Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail, females (Lee G R Evans)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Redbourn, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, in Blackthorn near Hilltop (Ernest Leahy)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 125 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 70 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Ringed Plover, flooded field (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, Willow Warbler, singing (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, 7 Yellow Wagtail, in field behind manege (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Lesser Whitethroat, on causeway (Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Lake, Reed Warbler, on causeway (Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Lake, Common Sandpiper (Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Lesser Whitethroat (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Red Kite (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Garden Warbler, pylon corner (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Grey Wagtail (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Swift (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, White Wagtail, ♀ (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Tern (S Blake/G Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Egyptian Goose (S Blake/G Knight)
Watford, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, in my Oxhey Hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Welwyn Garden City, Swift, near Stanborough (john coleman)
West Hyde, Whinchat, on fallow part of field below large Beech. (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, 2 Wheatear, on fallow part of field below large Beech. (Paul Lewis)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail, pumpkin field (S Blake/G Knight)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 110 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 44 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail, female on bank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellowhammer (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 90 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)

24TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Arctic Tern, still present at 19:00 (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 80+ Sand Martin, 250+ mixed hirundine flock (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Arctic Tern (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Mike Ilett)
Ashwell, Grey Wagtail, male on muck heap at Eyeworth road to dairy turn off (R Holdsworth)
Ashwell, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing birds cat ditch (R Holdsworth)
Ashwell, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1m 1f at entrance to Dunton Lodge, 2m at Mobb's Hole Fm (Steve Akrill)
Ashwell, 5+ Wheatear, Eyeworth Rd muckheaps (R Holdsworth)
Ashwell, Corn Bunting, entrance to Dunton Lodge (Steve Akrill)
East Hyde, 2 Grey Wagtail (Alan Jackson)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo, calling (Alan Gardiner)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Hobby (A Gardiner/S Pearce)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Lesser Whitethroat, singing (A Gardiner/S Pearce)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Common Snipe, In marshy area by red & white gate. (Steven Pearce)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Grasshopper Warbler, TL19590866 at 6.30am reeling low down in grass
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Lesser Whitethroat, Millennium lake near fallen tree (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Willow Warbler, singing (Tom Speller)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Willow Warbler (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Swallow (Alan Winn)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, Cetti's Warbler, heard singing again (Joan Thompson)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 20 House Martin (Joan Thompson)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 100 Swallow (Joan Thompson)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Lesser Whitethroat, singing near viewing platform (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 6 Yellow Wagtail, highest count at the site since the early 1980s! (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 10+ Swift (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3 Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Red Kite (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Dunlin (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Snipe, flushed from south east part of reserve in sodden ground. (Tony Blake)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 30 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 10 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail, on causeway between Startops/Marsworth (Alan Petherbridge)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, Wheatear, female near Barrowford Bridge (Clifford Smout)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, 3 Yellow Wagtail, on dunghills with Wheatear (Clifford Smout)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, Corn Bunting (Clifford Smout)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 5 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Royston, Nightingale, heard singing at Tesco's petrol station at 23:55 (Paul Dunn)
Stocker's Farm, 4 Wheatear, behind burning dung heap (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Little Ringed Plover, flooded field (Anna Marett)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Richard Ness)
Stocker's Lake, Lesser Whitethroat, on causeway (Chris Sharp)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 7+ Tree Sparrow
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Garden Warbler, pylon corner
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Swift
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Yellow Wagtail
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Arctic Tern, 15.30
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper
Watton at Stone, Lesser Whitethroat (Nigel Denison)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair on the dung heap this morning. (Jill Saunders)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Wheatear (G Lapworth)

23RD APR: Almshoe Bury nr Stevenage, 2 Wheatear, pair (Jane Sears)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose, pair opposite Gladwin Hide (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Lesser Whitethroat, singing along path to Gladwin Hide (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Tern (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Whitethroat (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 10 Swallow (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Reed Warbler (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 20 Sand Martin (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Sedge Warbler (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Arctic Tern, amongst Common Terns, late afternoon. (William Bishop)
Archer's Green nr Tewin, 4 Yellowhammer (Keith Smith)
Ashwell, Whinchat, Ashwell/Eyeworth road Barretsford lane dung hill (Aubrey Worboys)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, Red-crested Pochard (Hilary Weston)
Berkhamsted Common, Cuckoo (Mike Spittles)
Braughing, Barn Owl, seen for around 20 minutes from 7pm between Hull and Hay Lanes (Steve Hughes)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Lesser Whitethroat (David Booth)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Hilary Weston)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 0945 Drumming and calling in copse between main paths to the NW of the Cha Cha Cha cafe. (Martin Searle)
Cassiobury Park, Willow Warbler, singing at town end of Park (Martin Searle)
Cole Green Tip, 4 Yellowhammer (Keith Smith)
Colney Heath, Yellow Wagtail, Male, north of Roestock Lane TL 20802 06323 (Dan Fletcher)
Colney Heath, 2 Grey Partridge, North of Roestock Lane TL 20944 06396 (Dan Fletcher)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Pair, nest building (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
East Hyde, Whitethroat (Janet and Francis Dowley)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, seen east of red and white barrier (Graham Higgins)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Yellowhammer, singing male (Laurence Drummond)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Grasshopper Warbler, singing and showing well at 3pm, TL196086 (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Short-eared Owl, 7.15 pm near Beech Farm (Alex Lewis)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Redpoll, by Ellenbrook Road entrance (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, singing around the site (Laurence Drummond)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, male by mounds (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Nightingale, seen in scrub c300m north east of red and white barrier then flew towards quarry (Graham Higgins)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Lesser Redpoll, feeding on ground near central hedge (Laurence Drummond)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Willow Warbler (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 2 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 400m north Quinbury Farm (Steve Hughes)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Lesser Whitethroat (Murray Orchard)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Barry Reed)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 9 Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Swift (Frances Hurst)
Maple Cross, 8 Yellowhammer, field west of the estate (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Arctic Tern, briefly at about 14.35, then flew out high (William Bishop/Phil Rhodes)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, male (Kevin Widgery)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Whitethroat (Kevin Widgery)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Marsh Tit (Kevin Widgery)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Kevin Widgery)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Willow Warbler, in Birches in Brooksfield (Roger Jones)
Stevenage, Marsh Tit, Upper Kitching Spring (Alan Ford)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Wheatear, pair (G Lapworth et al)
Stocker's Farm, 8 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 40 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 30 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Swift (G Lapworth et al)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, Male (G Lapworth et al)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Red Kite (Keith Smith)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Grey Wagtail (Keith Smith)
Therfield Heath, Firecrest, singing male by entrance to Therfield Heath (Foc Covert entrance) along New road TL337397 (Mike Ilett)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear, gone by 10:20 (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Red Kite (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4+ Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Egyptian Goose (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Lesser Whitethroat (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 30+ Swallow (Andrew steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Barnacle Goose, presumed escape (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 20+ House Martin (Andrew steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Swift (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (Andrew steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 10+ Sand Martin (Andrew steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Sedge Warbler (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ House Martin (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redshank (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4+ Sedge Warbler (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6+ Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ Tree Sparrow (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, one in the tree sparrow hedge one on pylon corner (Andrew Steele)
Verulamium Park, 5+ House Martin (Andrew Steele)
Verulamium Park, Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)
Verulamium Park, 2 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Verulamium Park, 10+ Swallow (Andrew Steele)
West Hyde, 80+ Linnet (Chris Bessant)
West Hyde, Swift (Chris Bessant)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), f Wheatear (S Blake et al.)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Garden Warbler, where footpath from Willows car park meets the river (Dan Fletcher)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4+ Yellow Wagtail (S Blake et al.)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Arctic Tern, from car park steps at 1130 (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 37 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 38 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Withey Beds LNR, Whitethroat, Male, singing (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail, male on manure heap. (Chris Bessant)

22ND APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover, Infront of viewpoint (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Wheatear (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Tern (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 200 Hirundines (mixed), As rain was setting in 16.15-16.45. Mostly Swallows and Sand Martins but several House Martins (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Egret (Murray Orchard)
Ashwell, 2 Corn Bunting, male singing from top of hawthorn along Newham Way. (Frances Hurst)
Ashwell, Yellow Wagtail, Newham Way. (Frances Hurst)
Brookmans Park, Lesser Whitethroat
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 5 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 60 Swallow, during heavy rain (Lee G R Evans)
Croxley Common Moor, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, singing at SW end. (Graham Clark)
Croxley Common Moor, 12 Whitethroat (Chris Sharp)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (Nigel Taylor)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Red Kite (Nigel Taylor)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Grasshopper Warbler, reeling and showing well at 8.20am in boggy area 100m east of red and white barrier at approx TL197086 (Nigel Taylor)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Lesser Whitethroat (Nigel Taylor)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Nigel Taylor)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Willow Warbler (Nigel Taylor)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2+ Whitethroat (John Pritchard)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Yellow Wagtail, males by floodwater pool (John Pritchard)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 10+ Sand Martin, In mixed flock of 50+ hirundines over pool (John Pritchard)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Lesser Whitethroat (Clifford Smout)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Whitethroat (Clifford Smout)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 House Martin (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50 Swallow, part of mixed flock of 100+ hirundines (Bill Pegram)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Oystercatcher, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Siskin, on garden feeder (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Lesser Redpoll, on garden feeder (John Pritchard)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Swift (Bill Pegram)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Yellow Wagtail, In horse paddock. (Russell Biggadike)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4+ Swift (Russell Biggadike)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Ringed Plover, pair still present (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl, on flooded field (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Farm, Wheatear (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, male (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, drake still (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Sedge Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 275 Swallow, during heavy rain (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Reed Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 45 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield Heath, Ring Ouzel, male, Church Hill (Andrew Taylor)
Therfield Heath, Cuckoo (Andrew Taylor)
Therfield Heath, Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Taylor)
Tonwell nr Ware, 2 Siskin, male and female feeding in our garden (Paul Oliver)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 40+ Swallow, over main pit and fishing lake mid afternoon (Allan Meadows)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willows fm 1 Main Pit (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 4 Lesser Whitethroat (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Little Egret (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Swift (Nigel Taylor)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail, ploughed field north of fishing lake (Nigel Taylor)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 White Wagtail, male and female in ploughed field north of fishing lake (Nigel Taylor)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Nigel Taylor)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Ringed Plover (Nigel Taylor)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redshank (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Curlew, over south (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 20+ House Martin (Nigel Taylor)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Oystercatcher, on island. (Steven Pearce)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Swallow, over TL025100 (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, ♀, TL025100 (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swift (Russell Biggadike)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12+ Swift, around end of jetty 5.00pm (Derek Pratt)
Wood Hall Farm/Estate nr Borehamwood, Cuckoo (Robert Hopkins)

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