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Fieldfare at Gadebridge Park on 22 March, image by Rob Corran

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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.
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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.

Water Rail at the Watercress LNR on 20 March, image by Derek Hanson

Redshank at King's Meads on 23 March, image by Simon Knott

Red-crested Pochard at Startop's End Reservoir on 18 March, image by Gary Hinton

Wheatear at Norton Green on 20 March, image by Clive Harding

Little Egret at Stocker's Lake on 14 March, image by Andrew Moon

Kingfishers at Rye Meads on 15 March, image by Ray Kilham

Redshank at Startop's End Reservoir on 19 March, image by Gary Hinton

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Stocker's Lake on 14 March, image by Ben Hartmann

Corn Bunting at West Hyde on 17 March, image by John Edwards

Sand Martin at Wilstone Reservoir on 14 March, image by Ian Williams

Mandarin at Cassiobury Park on 14 March, image by Hilary Weston

Brent Goose at Fairlands Valley Park on 13 March, image by Mike Ilett

Courting Great Crested Grebes in Stanborough Park on 13 March, image by Peter Wood

Heron carrying nesting material in Verulamium Park on 12 March, image by Andrew Steele

Stock Dove in a Harpenden garden on 12 March, image by David Lyons

Bullfinch at the Watercress LNR St Albans on 12 March, image by Paul Higgs

Little Grebe at Maple Lodge NR, image by Paul Lewis

Treecreeper at Stocker's Lake on 11 March, image by Sean Hinks

Another view of the Fairlands Valley Park Brent Goose on 13 March, image by Tom Speller

Red Kite photographed by Andrew Moon from his garden on 02 March

Brent Goose at Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage, on 12 March, image by Alan Ford

Chiffchaff at Hilfield Park Reservoir on 08  March, image by Tony Blake

Wheatear at Hemel Hempstead on 10 March, image by Lucy Flower

A male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Stocker's Lake on 08 March, image by Ian Williams

Scaup at Startop's End reservoir on 05 March, image by Ian Bennell

Wigeon at King's Meads on 05 March, image by Simon Knott

Kestrel at Rye Meads on 04 March, image by Katy Smith

Chaffinch at the Watercress LNR, St Albans, image by Paul Higgs

A 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull at Amwell on 04 March, image by Jay Ward

Kingfisher at Rye Meads on 03 March, image by Ray Kilham

Little Egret at Cassiobury Park on 03 March, image by Dale Ayres

The elusive Water Rail at the Watercress LNR, St Albans on 02 March, image by Andrew Steele

Snipe at Lemsford Springs on 01 March, image by Neil Beadle

 

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Latest sightings

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

26TH MAR: Brickendon, 40+ Redwing, private wood (Allan Meadows)
Bricket Wood, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, through garden (P.Delaloye)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail, flooded area near Pre Mill (John Facer)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, c.80 Fieldfare, in field between Maynes Fm and R.Ver (John Facer)
Great Gaddesden, 16 Fieldfare, in field across from garden centre (G Hinton)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Grey Wagtail, in stream edge (G Hinton)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Fishery Moor, 1 Two Waters Moor (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, River Bulbourne, Fishery Moor (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Grey Wagtail, River Bulbourne (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, River Bulbourne, Harding's Moor (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, 7+ Redwing, Station Moor (L. Flower)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, juvenile on pylon west of the M25 (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Oystercatcher, flying over (Paul Thrush)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Chiffchaff (Paul Thrush)
Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret, near The Mill (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Gary Danderson)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher (Gary Danderson)
Stanstead Abbotts, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts, Green Sandpiper, Cappell Lane, by Medivets (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Steve Blake)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup (Steve Blake)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, on canal (Steve Blake)
Stocker's Lake, Chiffchaff, River Colne (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, from Kingfisher hide. (Geoff Young)
Watford, Peregrine Falcon, over Watford Town Centre at 1350 heading west. (Martin Searle)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Sand Martin (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Blake)

25TH MAR: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 2 Marsh Tit, on feeders (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 10 Goldeneye, inc 6 drakes (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Redshank (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 24 Wigeon (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, 2nd winter (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Batford, 2 Grey Partridge, pair in ploughed field near weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Bayford, 2 Barn Owl (Keith Smith)
Braughing, 100 Fieldfare, in field east of B1368 (Paula Moore)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Raven, flying over calling (Alan Winn)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair still (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, Chiffchaff (Callum Peel)
Hitchin, 5 Tree Sparrow, TL197295 (Robert Beer)
Hitchin, 8 Redwing, Ashbrook farm (Callum Peel)
Hook's Cross nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge (Rob Stubbs)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Redshank, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 30 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair (Allan Meadows)
Lemsford Springs, Chiffchaff, singing (Allan Meadows)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, taking bread from the garden (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Yellowhammer, singing (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Chiffchaff (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, normal area of canal (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, on res with greylags (G Hinton)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 15 Fieldfare (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 6 Linnet (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Woodcock, 6.50am, lushed from in front of the bushes near traveller site (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Skylark, 2 singing (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, c10 Yellowhammer (Tom Speller)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, male in woods (Lee Fitz)
Panshanger Park, Woodcock (Tim Hill/Jennifer Gilbert)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon, over sewage works (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Chiffchaff (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4+ Cetti's Warbler (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, Gadwall Hide (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Redshank, Draper Hide (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Common Snipe (Drew Lyness)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard calling (St Ibbs park) (Callum Peel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 2 Red Kite (Callum Peel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Little Owl, St Ibbs Park (Callum Peel)
Stanstead Abbotts, Barnacle Goose, in field next to medivets, Cappell lane (Darren Bast)
Stanstead Abbotts, 169 Golden Plover, in field along Hunsdon Rd. (Allan Meadows)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup, female (Joan Thompson)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler, behind the bluebell cafe in pool side of canal singing (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Stevenage, Chiffchaff, singing male on the GSK site (private access). (Chris Bessant)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Little Egret, with herons (Anna Marett)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (Anna Marett)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Oystercatcher, flying round island beyond raft (Anna Marett)
Stocker's Lake, Chiffchaff, singing (Anna Marett)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Goldeneye, one male (Anna Marett)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 20+ Linnet, first decent flock this winter. (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Yellowhammer (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Red Kite (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Blackcap (G Hinton)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6+ Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redshank (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Verulamium Park, Chiffchaff, 1 singing outside HMWT office (Paul Thrush)
Wheathampstead, 2 Red Kite (Katy Lynne)
Whippendell Wood nr Watford, Woodcock, flushed from Strawberry Fields area (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Red Kite, 2 above dry canel (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Chiffchaff, behind hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Sand Martin, flew straight over (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Egyptian Goose, 15:45 field behind jetty (L. Flower)

24TH MAR: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Kingfisher (Maureen Lead)
Bengeo (Hertford), Little Egret, River Rib (Simon Knott)
Brickendon, 10+ Lesser Redpoll, private wood (Allan Meadows)
Brickendon, 2 Chiffchaff, private wood, singing (Allan Meadows)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 3 Red-crested Pochard, drakes (Joan Thompson)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, 30 Siskin, at north end of Golf Club (Michael Hooper)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Mandarin, drake, woodland pool. (Drew Lyness)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 3 Chiffchaff (Drew Lyness)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, river Gade, Gadebridge Park (Stuart Harrison)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Redshank, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 20 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, Barn Owl, at 05.30 (Patty Briggs)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, 2 Chiffchaff, singing (Patty Briggs)
Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, Jack Snipe (Martin Ketcher)
Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, Water Rail, heard (Martin Ketcher)
Redbourn, 4 Little Egret, by Ver north of Harpenden Lane (John Fisher)
River Lee at Ware, Chiffchaff, downstream from Ware lock. (Ian Whiting)
Stanstead Abbotts, 15 Skylark (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts, 150+ Golden Plover, Hunsdon Road (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Red Kite (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Chiffchaff, singing (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Red Kite, seen towards M25 (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 10 Little Egret (Joan Thompson)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Barn Owl (Chris Dee)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)
Watton at Stone, Chiffchaff, singing in garden at Blue Hill (Nigel Denison)

23RD MAR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Redshank (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Chiffchaff, singing (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Shelduck, flying south (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Goldeneye, 3 males (Allan Meadows)
Bozen Green nr Braughing, Hen Harrier, hunting over fields just west of Bozen Green Hamlet (Paula Moore)
Braughing, 2 Linnet, Pentlows Hill (Paula Moore)
Bricket Wood, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, in garden tree (P. Delaloye)
Chorleywood, 3 Little Egret, 3 flew from Stocker's Lake towards the Chess Valley at 0550 hours (Lee G R Evans)
Colney Heath, Little Owl, flew across horse paddocks (David Booth)
Dyes Farm nr Langley, 2 Grey Partridge (Alan Ford)
East Hyde, 4 Little Egret (Roger & Lynn Payne)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Chiffchaff, singing (Allan Meadows)
Hitchin, 3 Tree Sparrow, TL197295 (Robert Beer)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Redshank, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Little Hadham, 2 Chiffchaff (Jono Forgham)
Little Hadham, 4 Yellowhammer, singing males (Jono Forgham)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, singing male from my back garden. (Paul Lewis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, in meadow on opposite side of canal (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 6 Linnet (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, Kingfisher, along River Mimram (Allan Burrows)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler (Allan Burrows)
Potters Bar, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Coates)
Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, Green Sandpiper (G Lapworth)
Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, 2 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Wigeon, pair (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup, first-winter female (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Redshank (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Goldeneye, 2m,6f (G Lapworth)
Tring Sewage Treatment Works, Water Rail (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff, singing male in wood on west side (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 7 Tree Sparrow (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redshank (David Booth)
Watford, Kingfisher, Riverside park (Joan Thompson)
Watford, Chiffchaff, singing (Joan Thompson)
Welwyn Garden City, Marsh Tit, on Garden feeder (Keith Dean)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, In field by old overflow (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3+ Yellowhammer, with linnet flock (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Marsh Tit, in scrub behind Rushy Meadow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Sand Martin (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff, just 1 singing male - in Black Poplars in Cemetery Corner (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Goldeneye, adult drake and 4 females (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Egyptian Goose, in field behind jetty (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher, in field behind jetty (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Linnet, in field behind Drayton hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 4 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 17 Skylark (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, male present at manure heap (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 22 Fieldfare (Lee G R Evans)

22ND MAR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 400 Golden Plover (Simon Knott)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, in front of White Hide (Laura Ellis)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Sand Martin (Simon Knott)
Bragbury End nr Stevenage, 8 Redwing, Harwood pk cemetery 11:30 (Paul Lawrence)
Brickendonbury, Chiffchaff (Graham Knight)
Bricket Wood Common, Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Sand Martin (G Lapworth)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Mandarin, Sutton Farm GP, pair (David Wheatcroft)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Green Sandpiper
East Hyde, Green Sandpiper (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Grey Wagtail (David Lyons)
East Hyde, 20+ Fieldfare, possibly up to 50 (David Lyons)
East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)
Flaunden, Raven, with other corvids (C Pashby)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Chiffchaff, singing male (Dan Fletcher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 8+ Red Kite (Dan Fletcher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Grey Wagtail, by edge of flooded field (Alan Gardiner/Dan Fletcher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 10+ Fieldfare, Various flocks across estate (Dan Fletcher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Redshank, flooded meadow near Pre Mill (Dan Fletcher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Yellowhammer, calling males by Ver (Dan Fletcher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 10+ Redwing (Dan Fletcher)
Great Amwell, Woodcock, flushed from beside river flew towards view point (Roland Power)
Harpenden, 2 Red Kite, junction of Luton Road & Hillside Road (David Lyons)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 14 Skylark (Bill Free)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 24 Yellowhammer, SW of Well Wood in hedge (Bill Free)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, Woodcock, flushed from bramble thicket (Ken & Linda Smith)
Howe Green nr Essendon, Kingfisher, River Lea (Steven Pearce)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Barn Owl, flying alongside the New river, from Hertford Road. (Amy Barker)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Redshank (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Kings Langley, Blackcap, male regularly feeding on peanut butter (Elizabeth Debenham)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Snipe (Lynne Lambert)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher, Flew over (andrew steele)
Norton Common (Letchworth), Chiffchaff (Ben Hartmann)
Norton Common (Letchworth), Grey Wagtail (Ben Hartmann)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, male (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)
Otterspool nr Aldenham, Chiffchaff (Gary Cunningham)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, c25 Yellowhammer, to roost (David Russell)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Chiffchaff, singing (David Russell)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 10 Fieldfare (David Russell)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Water Rail, calling (David Russell)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, c30 Corn Bunting, To roost (David Russell)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Kingfisher (David Russell)
Panshanger Park, Water Rail (Allan Burrows)
Panshanger Park, 5 Chiffchaff (Allan Burrows)
Poplars Green nr Tewin, Grey Wagtail, female along River Mimram (Steven Pearce)
Prae Wood nr St Albans, 3 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, Chiffchaff (Callum Peel)
Redbournbury, Chiffchaff (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 2 Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Sarratt Bottom (Herts/Bucks), Little Egret, in stream by farm track (Elizabeth Debenham)
Sarratt Bottom (Herts/Bucks), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, pair courting near woodpecker hole in ash tree (Elizabeth Debenham)
Sarratt Bottom (Herts/Bucks), 6 Red Kite, circling together (Elizabeth Debenham)
Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, 2 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, Green Sandpiper (G Lapworth)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 250+ Fieldfare (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 25+ Redwing (John Pritchard)
South Mimms, 302 Golden Plover, north of services
Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Redshank, Marsh Lane (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 3 Chiffchaff (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, male (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (andrew steele)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard (andrew steele)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (andrew steele)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7+ Chiffchaff (andrew steele)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, 2m,5f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, seen drumming (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, male (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5+ Tree Sparrow (Anders Gray)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Redshank
Watford, 2 Blackcap, male and female in my garden. (Hilary Weston)
Watford, Red Kite, King George v playing fields (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher, on tern raft (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Egyptian Goose (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8+ Red Kite (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5+ Chiffchaff (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellowhammer, Rushy Corner (Ian Bennell)
Withey Beds LNR, Red Kite (Joan Thompson)
Withey Beds LNR, Chiffchaff, singing (Joan Thompson)
Withey Beds LNR, 4 Common Snipe (Joan Thompson)

21ST MAR: East Hyde, Common Snipe (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, 2 Red Kite (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, Chiffchaff (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, Little Egret (John Kendrick)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, 2 Tree Sparrow, TL197295 (Robert Beer)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Redshank, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, Barn Owl, hunting over rough grassland, 6.10am (Andy Jardine)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, 2 Little Owl, off Paddock Road (Andy Jardine)
Newnham, Woodcock, flushed from behind church (R Holdsworth)
Ridge, Chiffchaff (Steven Pearce)
Rusling End nr Langley, 30+ Linnet, at Rusling End Cottage (Julie Wise)
Rusling End nr Langley, 2 Marsh Tit, on garden feeder (Julie Wise)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Chiffchaff, singing outside the Gadwall Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Oystercatcher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Shelduck (Vicky Buckel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Chiffchaff (Callum Peel)
Stocker's Farm, Little Ringed Plover, on flooded field (Paul Lewis)
Therfield Heath, 350 Golden Plover, Greys Farm (Martin Johnson)
Thundridge, Little Egret, on River Rib (Simon Knott)
Tring, 50 Fieldfare (Lynne Lambert)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Chiffchaff (Steven Pearce)
West Hyde, Corn Bunting, 1 seen, possibly 2 heard (Gordon Cox)

20TH MAR: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Kingfisher (Maureen Lead)
Ashwell, 28 Corn Bunting, two flocks (13 / 9) - Mitchell Hill & Arbury Banks (R Holdsworth)
Bovingdon, 2 Chiffchaff, brickworks, singing (L. Flower)
Bovingdon, 2 Red Kite, over brickworks (L. Flower)
Cassiobury Park, 2 Little Egret (Martin Searle)
Cassiobury Park, 2 Mandarin, pair (Martin Searle)
Colney Heath, Grey Wagtail (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Croxley Common Moor, Stonechat, male (G Lapworth)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Brent Goose, still by sailing club at 8am (Graham Knight)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Raven, over Pre Mill pool cronking (John Fisher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Redshank, Pre Mill pool (John Fisher)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Wheatear, east side of drive- thanks to Tim Hill (John Fisher)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair feeding normally throughout partial solar eclipse (Alan Jackson)
Hartham (Hertford), Chiffchaff, singing (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 25 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Redshank, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Chiffchaff, singing (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Egret (Simon Knott)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear (Clive Harding/Tony Hukin)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Willow Warbler, singing in birches in Brooksfield 11.45. (Roger Jones)
Panshanger Park, 3 Red Kite (Martin Ketcher/Jennifer Gilbert)
Panshanger Park, Chiffchaff, singing (Martin Ketcher/Jennifer Gilbert)
Panshanger Park, 4 Common Snipe, on Osprey Lake island (Martin Ketcher/Jennifer Gilbert)
Redbourn, Little Egret, by Ver at Doolittle (John Fisher)
Rusling End nr Langley, Corn Bunting (Graham Knight)
South Mimms, 60+ Golden Plover, Swanlands Road, circling field 400yds south of Lantern Recovery 8.15
Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Redshank, from Marsh Lane (Maureen Lead)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Redshank (Bill Pegram)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (Gordon Cox)
Stocker's Lake, c4 Chiffchaff, Several seen canal side of lake (Gordon Cox)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Chiffchaff, singing (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Grey Wagtail (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 4 Common Snipe (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Water Rail (Jenny Sherwen)
Tring, 2 Blackcap, 2 males at feeding station. (Bill Pegram)
Tring, 4 Marsh Tit, at feeding station. (Bill Pegram)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Skylark (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Tree Sparrow (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Ware Park, Chiffchaff, singing (Simon Knott)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Shelduck (Jeff Bailey/LGR Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Goldeneye (Jeff Baile)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher, on Tern raft (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Scoter, Drake present till dusk (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Chiffchaff, Singing (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Scoter, male showing up to 12.30pm at least (Bill Pegram/Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, flew in with Greylag Geese late morning (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Goldeneye, 1 drake (Lee G R Evans)

19TH MAR: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 3 Lesser Redpoll, in wood by railway (Allan Meadows)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 5 Chiffchaff, singing birds. (Jason Ward)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 4 Siskin, in wood by railway (Allan Meadows)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Woodcock (Jason Ward)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Sand Martin (Jason Ward)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler, singing (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 26 Wigeon (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Goldeneye, 3 males (Allan Meadows)
Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath, Woodcock (Chris Dee)
Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath, 60 Redwing (Chris Dee)
Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath, 10 Fieldfare (Chris Dee)
Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath, Chiffchaff (Chris Dee)
Bushey, Red Kite (Patty Briggs)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Oystercatcher, Sutton Farm GP, flew off calling (David Wheatcroft)
Croxley Common Moor, Stonechat, male (G Lapworth)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Chiffchaff, singing (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Brent Goose, by yacht club at 11.55 a.m. (Simon West/Tom Speller)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Redshank (Luke Shenton)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 5 Red Kite (Luke Shenton)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 19 Fieldfare (Luke Shenton)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Wheatear, in middle of field with pool (Luke Shenton)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Mandarin, males (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 30+ Redwing (David Wheatcroft)
Hitchin, 2 Little Egret, old Purwell watercress beds (David Inward)
Hitchin, 2 Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Redshank, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male in my garden (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 4 Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 10 Skylark, In fields between Shepards Lane and Long Lane, Heronsgate. (Chris Bessant)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 100 Redwing, In field opposite Catlips Farm, Shepards Lane (Chris Bessant)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 30 Fieldfare (Chris Bessant)
Panshanger Park, 2 Common Snipe, on lake island (Allan Meadows)
Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Redshank, Marsh Lane (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, male (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank, 10:40-11:15, when it flew off towards College Lake. (L. Flower)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup, ♀ (L. Flower)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (L. Flower)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, female still on canal adjacent (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff, singing (L. Flower)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Chiffchaff, on concrete bank of reservoir (Lee G R Evans)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, flying down Six Hills Way towards Southgate House at 17:15 (Mike Harris)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, with Greylags in field opposite sewage works (Lee G R Evans)
Ware Park, Chiffchaff, singing (Simon Knott)
West Hyde, 20 Skylark (Chris Bessant)
West Hyde, 2 Corn Bunting (Chris Bessant)
West Hyde, 4 Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Goldeneye (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6+ Red Kite (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher, on Tern raft (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Sand Martin (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Chiffchaff (L. Flower)
Wilstone Village, Yellowhammer (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Village, 3 Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 22 Yellowhammer (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 7 Golden Plover (Chris Bessant)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 8 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 30 Fieldfare (Chris Bessant)

18TH MAR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Egret (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Goldeneye (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Chiffchaff, alongside canal (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, over reed beds - 5.30pm (Rob Stubbs)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Little Owl, White Horse Lane (David Booth)
Cassiobury Park, Little Egret (Joan Thompson)
Chapmore End nr Ware, 20 Yellowhammer (Mark Mead)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 2 Red Kite, at Butterfly World (Steve Evans)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (N Haslett)
Croxley Common Moor, Stonechat, male (N Haslett)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Brent Goose, looks to be OK. (Alan Ford)
Hartham (Hertford), Little Egret (Simon Knott)
Hunton Bridge nr Watford, 2 Grey Wagtail (Tim Brooks)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 32 Wigeon, Park mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Chiffchaff, singing (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher (G Hinton)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Grey Wagtail, garden pond (Roger Jones)
Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, Green Sandpiper (G Lapworth)
Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, c140 Fieldfare (Ernest Leahy)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 40+ Redwing (Allan Meadows)
Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Egyptian Goose, m and f on river Lea at Millers Lane (Darren Bast)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - S lake, 2 Bittern, seen from Sandpiper Hide at dawn (Dawn Richardson)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup, 1500 to 1520 hours at least (Bill Pegram)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff, by car park (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, in canel by car park (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Redshank (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, 3m,4f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Sand Martin, from causeway (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, in field by fishing club car park (G Hinton)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 10 Tree Sparrow, in hedgerow near feeder (Jeff Bailey)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Chiffchaff, near Tree Sparrow feeders (P.Delaloye)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret, along river (Jeff Bailey)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)
Ware Park, Chiffchaff, singing (Simon Knott)
Watford, Peregrine Falcon, on top of YMCA building 3pm (Ian Bennell)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Sand Martin (Steve Blake/Terry Smith)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 19 Pied Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 16+ Linnet (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Wigeon (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Goldeneye, 1 drake (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail, near car park (G Hinton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 25 Golden Plover (N Haslett)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Skylark (N Haslett)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 8 Yellowhammer (N Haslett)

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