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

Wryneck on 05 September at Norton Green, image by Keith Overall

Another photo of the Wryneck on 04 September at Norton Green, image by Colin Alderman

Above a photo of the Wood Sandpiper at King's Meads on 02 September, image by Yves Gisselaire. Below the same bird on 04 September, image by Alan Reynolds

Osprey at Panshanger Park on 04 September, image by Ron Baber

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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

Our brilliant new book
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

Have you seen a rabbit, mole hill, deer, hare, fox, squirrel, badger, frog or slow worm? Then please submit these and any other sightings and field signs to our new countywide survey of mammals, amphibians and reptiles, full details Herts Mammals Atlas.

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2013

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Herts Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) 2013 results

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

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

How to join or renew your membership

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

Bird records

Please send us your Herts bird sightings through the records submission page. The latest sightings of interest will be listed automatically on the right hand side of this page, once they have been checked by a moderator. After a few days records transfer to the sightings archive.
The Herts Gazeteer lists site names and grid references for bird recording.

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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.

A record shot of the Wryneck found on 02 September by Darrel Bryant at Norton Green on 04 September, image by Lee Evans

Whinchat at King's Meads on 27 August, image by Alan Reynolds

A digiscoped record shot of 13 Black-tailed Godwits at Tyttenhanger on 28 August , image by Rupert Evershed. All of the birds are visible in the photo.

A record shot of the Wryneck at Batford found by Darin Stanley, image by Ian Bennell

Above a Chiffchaff on 30 August, below a Willow Warbler on 29 August, both images taken by  Andrew Moon in his Rickmansworth garden

One of ten Red Kites at Preston on 28 August, image by Gary Sanderson

Yellow Wagtail in horse paddocks near Great Gaddesden on 29 August, image by Paul Higgs

It has been a good year for Wood Sandpipers recently with the species seen at least four places. This bird was photographed by Simon Knott at King's Meads on 28 August.

Sparrowhawk with its Collared Dove prey in a Radlett garden on 26 August, image by Danny Barry

One of three Whinchats at King's Meads on 26 August, image by Simon Knott

One of up to five Wheatears near Great Gaddesden  on 25 August, image by Paul Higgs

Kingfisher at Croxley Common Moor on 20 August, image by Andrew Moon

A photo of the first Wood Sandpiper recorded at Lemsford Springs HMWT reserve on the 22nd August, image by Barry Trevis, the site warden. The bird was also seen on the 23rd but was seen flying north at 7:05. Below a photo of the bird taken by Paul Moss.

Reed Warbler feeding a juvenile (below) at Croxley Common Moor on 20 August, image by Andrew Moon.​

Common Buzzard over Amwell on 19 August, image by Rob Stubbs.​

Green Sandpiper on 18 August at HMWT Tewinbury Reserve, where the water levels have been lowered to give more invertebrate rich mud for waders, image by Tim Hill.​

Juvenile Spotted Flycatcher taking leaving its perch to hunt at Tringford Res on 19 August, it was with a family party, image by Paul Higgs.​

Wood Sandpiper at Wilstone Res on 18 August, images by Ian Williams,

Swallow at Kimpton on 15 August, image by Keith Smith.

The male Redstart near Water End, Hemel Hempstead on 15 August, found by Dan Forder, image by Paul Higgs

One of the two Little Stints discovered by Barry Reed at Amwell on 13 August, image by Jay Ward

Three of the four Black-tailed Godwits at Wilstone reservoir on 11 August, image by Paul Higgs

Nuthatch at Panshanger Park on 08 August, image by Keith Smith

Kingfisher at Stockers Lake on 04 August, image by Paul Higgs

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Latest sightings

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

5TH SEP: Croxley Common Moor, 5 Siskin, flying over (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 6 Mandarin (Mike King)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Kingfisher (Mike King)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, with a mixed tit flock. (Mike King)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Whitethroat (Mike King)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wryneck, still present. Showed well around 10am for ten minutes in same area as previous days
Panshanger Park, Osprey, over Osprey Lake. (Philippa and Paul Morton)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Egyptian Goose (S Blake)
West Hyde, 3 Whinchat (G Lapworth)
West Hyde, 2 Wheatear (G Lapworth)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Ringed Plover (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ruff (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Greenshank (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 7 Red Kite (G Lapworth)

4TH SEP: Hall's Green nr Stevenage, Siskin, Iron Gate farm
Hall's Green nr Stevenage, 28 Swallow, over fields near Iron Gate farm
Hemel Hempstead, 3 Little Egret, river Bulbourne, Bulbourne Meadow, 2 colour ringed (details sent to BTO) (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, town centre, Water Gardens (L. Flower)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead amongst cattle (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 8 Green Sandpiper (Drew Lyness)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Drew Lyness)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Kingfisher (Drew Lyness)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Anna Marett)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 30 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wryneck, showing very well feeding on anthills (Darrel Bryant/Tony Hukin/Simon Crockford)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, seen flying over the Broadwater then fishing over Osprey Lake between approx. 12-1pm. (Jennifer Gilbert/Ron Baber)
Stapleford, 2 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)
Stapleford, Whinchat (Clifford Smout)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ringed Plover, juv, NW shoreline (L. Flower)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Peregrine Falcon (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3+ Willow Warbler (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ House Martin (S Blake/R Coombes)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (S Blake/R Coombes)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake/R Coombes)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Spotted Flycatcher (Lynne Lambert)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Greenshank (Lynne Lambert)

3RD SEP: Allen's Green, Red Kite (Dr Richard Melarange)
Berkhamsted, 5 Raven, over Berkhamsted School (Nick Goss)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (G Hinton)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail (Steve Carter/Paul Lewis)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, 40 Swallow, Large resident flock feeding flying low over sheep in field (Clive Brackenbury)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 6 Swallow (G Lapworth)
Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, river Bulbourne, Bulbourne Meadow, colour ringed (details sent to BTO) (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, immature, river Bulbourne, Bulbourne Meadow. (L. Flower)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 9 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Yellow Wagtail (Allan Meadows)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, in centre of site with a small flock of linnets at 12.15. (David Mccarthy)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Hobby, over my garden. (Roger Jones)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Pied Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ringed Plover, juvenile in NE corner (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 230 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Ringed Plover, on north shore line (G Hinton)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Little Egret, still feeding young at nest (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, Whitethroat, contact call (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher, calling (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, Red Kite (Steve Carter/Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 12 House Martin (Steve carter)
Stocker's Lake, 35 Siskin, on silver birch (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 25 Swallow (Steve Carter/ Paul Lewis)
Stocking Pelham, 15+ Grey Partridge, disturbed by the combine harvesters adults and juveniles (Andy Brown)
Tewinbury Reserve, Green Sandpiper, view from the hide (Andy Brown)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Swallow (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Spotted Flycatcher, in first bay beyond dam (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Willow Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Reed Warbler, South west corner (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 3 Red Kite (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 25+ Pied Wagtail, In horse paddock 17:15 (G Hinton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 12 Swallow, over horse paddock (G Hinton)
Welwyn, Swift, heading south. (William Bishop)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Alan Gardiner)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Greenshank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby, hunting to right of hide (Graham Clark)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ruff (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Tern (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, right of hide edge of reeds (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Ringed Plover, right of hide 14:45 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 4 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 10 Swallow (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (G Lapworth)

2ND SEP: Baldock, 3 Swallow, Ivel Springs NR (Ian Hall)
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), Spotted Flycatcher, Tyttenhanger House gdn (Steve Blake)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Egyptian Goose (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Green Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Snipe, East Pool (Tony Kavanagh)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, East pool (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 8 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Maple Lodge NR, Hobby, hunting over reserve catching dragonflies (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Callum Peel)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wryneck, in hawthorn bushes just west of centre where tallest bushes are at 16.25 (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Redstart, 1st for site! Same area as Wryneck (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, bushes near traveller site, with a flock of 30+ Linnet (Tom Speller)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Swift (Roger Jones)
Radwell nr Baldock, 6 Swallow (Ian Hall)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 12 Swallow (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby, hunting dragonflies (Graham Clark)
Tring, 16 Siskin (Nick Bowles)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Grey Wagtail (Callum Peel)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (Callum Peel)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Mediterranean Gull, moulting juv (unable to read red leg ring) (Steve Blake)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 4 Whinchat, W end of Nettleden Rd, TL026099 (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, W end of Nettleden Rd, TL026099 (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Yellow Wagtail, W end Nettleden Rd, horse paddock, briefly, before flying SE, TL024099 (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 12 Swallow, Nettleden Rd, over paddock (L. Flower)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Little Owl (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, juv (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ruff, Reeve and ruff (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c10 Little Egret (Callum Peel)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Greenshank (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Sandpiper (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Callum Peel)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

1ST SEP: Batford, 25 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Batford, 15 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Batford, 2 Redstart (Lee G R Evans)
Batford, Wryneck, in weedy field by B653 this morning, still present at 13.00 (Darin Stanley)
Batford, 20 Yellow Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher, River Beane by St Leonards Church (Simon Knott)
Bengeo (Hertford), 10 Siskin, in garden (Simon Knott)
Bishop's Stortford, 3 Little Owl, Hazel End Farm (Jenny Sherwen)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, 17:35 station moor river (G Hinton)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail (Charlie Ramsay)
Gilston Park nr Harlow, Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Gilston Park nr Harlow, Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
Gilston Park nr Harlow, Little Owl (Jenny Sherwen)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wheatear, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 80 House Martin, Park Mead including 40 perched in hawthorns (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Spotted Flycatcher, Tansy Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 30 Swallow, Park Mead perched in hawthorns (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Sand Martin, Park Mead perched in hawthorns (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead on main floodings showing well this morning (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Whinchat, Park Mead on New River fence (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 10 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Ray Hooper)
Oxhey, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Attenborough's Fields (Merry Hill walk). (Geoff Young)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 17 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 9 Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Little Egret (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (Charlie Ramsay)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite, over northern fields (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Steve Blake)
Ware, Swift, Tower Road flying up to eaves on a house (Ian Edwards)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, in horse paddock 11:35 (G Hinton)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c150 Swallow (Steve Blake)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl, ad & juv (G Lapworth)

31ST AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (William Bishop)
Batford, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Tim Easter)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, c40 Swallow, feeding over cattle field (Bill Free)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, Raven (Bill Free)
Hitchin, Little Egret (Callum Peel)
Hitchin, Wryneck, feeding on a garden lawn, the date is typical, a Wryneck was seen in Herts on 29 Aug in both 2014 and 2013.
King's Meads nr Hertford, 6 Common Snipe, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead on main floodings at 5:25pm (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Sandpiper, East pool (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 10 Green Sandpiper, feeding in tight group between hides (Barry Trevis)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Dunlin (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Common Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Spotted Flycatcher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Park (Hoddesdon), Short-eared Owl, perched on garden shed at 4.30pm following heavy rain.
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher (Tom Speller)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 100+ Swallow (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, first seen 2:30pm, still present 3pm. (Steven Pearce)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Ringed Plover, juvenile (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 17 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Pied Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 55 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey, including the eclipse drake (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Water Rail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, juvenile still (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail (Lee G R Evans)

30TH AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Common Sandpiper (William Bishop)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Egyptian Goose (William Bishop)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Green Sandpiper (William Bishop)
Benington, 20 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 birds on Benington Lordship and in the gardens at Benington first thing this morning.
Benington, Pied Flycatcher, juvenile with flock of Spotted Flycatchers on the lordship early morning.
Cassiobury Park, Spotted Flycatcher
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Wood Sandpiper, flew off 11:22am (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Pied Flycatcher, 1st winter ringed on the south bank (Jack Fearnside)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead on main floodings but very elusive (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, East pool (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 8 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Little Egret, roosting near pools, 16:00. (L. Flower)
Redbournbury, 4 Little Egret, in bushes oposite Dolittle E of A5183 (Ernest Leahy)
Sopwell nr St Albans, Little Egret, by mill (Alan Gardiner)
Sopwell nr St Albans, 70+ Yellow Wagtail, in cow fields next to Ver beyond Sopwell House. Two flocks counted 40 and 30 birds feeding at feet of cattle. (Rupert Evershed)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, back on chimney of house (Darren Bast)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Common Tern (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Ruff, male+juv/fem (Clifford Smout/Steven Pearce)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Sandpiper (L. Flower)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Red Kite (G Lapworth)

29TH AUG: Baldock, 15 Swift, late evening over Hartsfield School (Ian Hall)
Berkhamsted, 68 Pied Wagtail, on cricket outfield 7.30pm on way to town roost site (Derek Pratt)
Berkhamsted Common, Spotted Flycatcher (Mike Spittles)
Colney Heath, 5 Kingfisher, all juvenile birds trapped and ringed at Park Corner. (Clive Harding)
Colney Heath, Green Sandpiper, at Park Corner (Clive Harding)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Redstart, males at the old mounds,1 adult and 1 imm,being hassled by the local Robins. (Laurence Drummond)
Hitchin, 4 Swift (Callum Peel)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead on main floodings at 11:30am (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Green Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Whinchat, Little Mead (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 7 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Redstart, first year male ringed. New species for the site. (Gareth Dagnall)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Green Sandpiper (Gareth Dagnall)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Egyptian Goose (Steve carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve carter)
Panshanger Park, 2 Little Egret, one color ringed, yellow and orange (Keith Smith)
Panshanger Park, 4 Hobby, Two adults , two juveniles (Keith Smith)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5+ Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Swift (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Grey Wagtail (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2+ Common Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4+ Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Stanstead Abbotts, Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stapleford, Whinchat, Woodhall estate/old landfill 8.45am - 9.15am (Tom Speller)
Stevenage, Pied Flycatcher, outside my house in Derby Way from 18.55-19.45 at least (Darrel Bryant)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Spotted Flycatcher (Graham Knight)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ruff, with Lapwing in Loosestrife and Mayweed, viewed down from slope near Tree Sparrow site. (William Bishop)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 3 Whinchat (Barry Reed)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Ringed Plover, juveniles (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Snipe (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Water Rail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Ian Williams)

28TH AUG: Batford, 3 Yellow Wagtail, amongst cattle in farmers field (Darin Stanley)
Chapmore End nr Ware, Red Kite (Derrick Ling)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Whinchat, Park Mead at least 2 juveniles on model aircraft fence at 8:00am (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead amongst cattle (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead on main floodings next to New River at 7:45am (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Snipe, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Lemsford Springs, Wood Sandpiper, still present in the afternoon (Barry Trevis/Lee Evans)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Raven (Lee G R Evans)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 25+ House Martin, flying south east (Roger Jones)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 3 House Martin (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
Preston, 10 Red Kite, feeding over ploughed field next to water pumping station (Gary Sanderson)
South Oxhey, 16 Ring-necked Parakeet, in my Oxhey Hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 6 House Martin (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
Therfield nr Royston, 3 House Martin, flew south (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 4 Red Kite, Icknield Way - juveniles (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, Hobby (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 10 Grey Partridge, covey of 8 and a pair, in fields by Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Sand Martin, flew south (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 3pm then flew south at 5.30pm (Rupert Evershed)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, Juvenile (Clifford Smout)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Water Rail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Ringed Plover, juveniles (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Clifford Smout)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Jeff Bailey)

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