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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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

Grey Wagtail at Lemsford Springs on 05 August, image by Alan Reynolds

Little Grebes at Tewinbury on 03 August, image by Alan Reynolds

Reed Warbler at Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage on 29 July, image by Tom Speller

Adult Marsh Warbler caught at Marsworth Res by Tring Ringing Group at 6.30am on 2 August 2015, the bird had been ringed in France, image by Colin Lambert. Lots more details on Friends of Tring Res website.

Dunlin at Startop's End reservoir on 31 July, image by Ann Doubleday

Grey Heron at Rye Meads on 21 July, image by Brian Gleeson

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Latest sightings

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

29TH AUG: Baldock, 15 Swift, late evening over Hartsfield School (Ian Hall)
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, Whinchat, Little Mead (Simon Knott)
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)
Lemsford Springs, 7 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Green Sandpiper (Gareth Dagnall)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Redstart, first year male ringed. New species for the site. (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, 4+ Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
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)
Stanstead Abbotts, Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Common Sandpiper (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, Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ruff, with Lapwing in Loosestrife and Mayweed, viewed down from slope near Tree Sparrow site. (William Bishop)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 3 Whinchat (Barry Reed)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Water Rail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Ian Williams)
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)

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, 5 Common Snipe, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
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)
Lemsford Springs, Wood Sandpiper, still present in the afternoon (Barry Trevis/Lee Evans)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Raven (Lee G R Evans)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 3 House Martin (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 25+ House Martin, flying south east (Roger Jones)
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, 2 Sand Martin, flew south (Murray Orchard)
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)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 3pm then flew south at 5.30pm (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Steve Blake)
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)
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)

27TH AUG: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Kingfisher (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Hobby (Rob Stubbs)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, River Bulbourne station moor 18:00 (G Hinton)
Hitchin, 4 Swift, Walsworth Common (Callum Peel)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead on floodings very mobile (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Common Sandpiper, East & West pools (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Sand Martin, Park Mead perched with Swallows (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Green Sandpiper, Park Mead on floodings flew off at 8:00am (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wheatear, Park Mead (Alan Reynolds)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Whinchat, Park Mead (Alan Reynolds)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Hobby, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Snipe, Park Mead (Phil Rhodes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 40 Swallow, Park Mead perched on hawthorns until spooked by Hobby (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Tern (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swallow (G Hinton)
Panshanger Park, Green Sandpiper (Jennifer Gilbert)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Common Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 House Martin (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Green Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swallow (G Hinton)
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher
Tewinbury Reserve, Little Egret
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 House Martin (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Swallow (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12+ Spotted Flycatcher, far waterline from road near path feeding (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Sand Martin (G Hinton)
West Hyde, 2 Wheatear (G Lapworth)
West Hyde, 55 House Martin (G Lapworth)
West Hyde, Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ruff, one juv (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Arctic Tern, adult (Chris Gladwin/Ted Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Green Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail, over south. (Chris Gladwin/Ted Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Tern (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c100 Sand Martin (Chris Gladwin/Ted Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite, rear of hide woods (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swift (Chris Gladwin/Ted Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Swallow (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Ringed Plover (Chris Gladwin/Ted Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ringed Plover (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby, adult hunting over reedbed. (Chris Gladwin/Ted Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Common Sandpiper (Chris Gladwin/Ted Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Other, Black swan (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, male seen in flight with other Teal/Garganey. (Chris Gladwin/Ted Wallen)

26TH AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Garganey (Barry Reed)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, Stations moor 12:30 (G Hinton)
Charlton nr Hitchin, 5 Yellow Wagtail, ploughed field beside Maydencroft Lane, 1 adult male, juveniles/females (Callum Peel/Joshua Burge)
Charlton nr Hitchin, Grey Partridge (Callum Peel/Joshua Burge)
Croxley Green, Wheatear, Juv on roof opp my home (G Lapworth)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 5+ Yellow Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Green Sandpiper, on floodwater pool (John Pritchard)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Whinchat, Park Mead still present at 6:30pm (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Sandpiper, East & West pools (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Green Sandpiper, East pool (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, Wood Sandpiper, from 09:30 'til 11:28 in front of Hides then flew off South. (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 9 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Barry Trevis)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 8 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Ring Ouzel, female grazed grass & heather area at 51.798997, -0.305845 TL169 125 (Dan Forder)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Redstart, calling opposite the car park, in small wooded area on North side of Ferrers Lane (Dan Forder)
Preston, 4+ Red Kite, fields between Wain Wood and West Wood (Callum Peel/Joshua Burge)
Preston, c80 House Martin (Callum Peel/Joshua Burge)
Preston, Hobby, hunting house martins at Offley holes farm (Callum Peel/Joshua Burge)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Osprey, in dead tree on private road to the east of the Ver (John Fisher)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Whinchat, juvenile or female on fence wire to the west of the Ver (John Fisher)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 6+ Red Kite (John Fisher)
Stocker's Farm, Wheatear, on "flooded field" (Charlie Ramsay)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ruff, juvenile (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Wood Sandpiper (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Whitwell, 6 Little Egret, on watercress beds (Gary Sanderson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wood Sandpiper, juvenile still distant by reedbed late evenig (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7+ Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5+ Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)

25TH AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Green Sandpiper (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Egyptian Goose (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, juvenile (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 50 House Martin (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Common Tern, three juvs being fed on islands (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Swift (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Grey Wagtail (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Common Sandpiper (Barry Reed)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Little Egret, Hoardings moor 17:20 (G Hinton)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Spotted Flycatcher
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Redstart
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Whinchat
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Hobby
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, 3 Raven, heading south over Fanhams Grange (Andy Catchpole)
Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher, 13:20 fishing from post near garden centre (G Hinton)
Hatfield Park - Home Park, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher
Hertingfordbury, Hobby, crossing the A414 towards Osprey Lake (Andy Catchpole)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 50 Swallow, Park Mead perched on model aircraft fence and hawthorns (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Whinchat, Park Mead at least 3 juveniles still on model aircraft fence at 11:30am (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Sandpiper, West & East pools (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Wheatear, Park Mead 2 juveniles still on model aircraft fence at 11:30am (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 20 Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Little Hadham, Wheatear, on Ash Valley Golf Course, south of Little Hadham (Jono Forgham)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Marsh Tit (Tom Speller)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, 6am. On 'E' of House. Southgate House. (Tom Speller)
Stocker's Lake, Swift, with c.50 mixed hirundines (Graham Clark)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, 15+ Sand Martin (David Neal)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, C20 Swallow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Sand Martin (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Steve Blake)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 3 Wheatear, In horses paddock 12:30 (G Hinton)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Wheatear, car park 1 (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Snipe (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 66 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ringed Plover (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wigeon, drake still (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wood Sandpiper, distant views along back of res (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Ringed Plover, juvenile new in (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Green Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Water Rail (Lee G R Evans)

24TH AUG: Redhill nr Wallington, 3 Wheatear, on the south side of the minor road from Redhill to Wallington at 0630 (D Coates)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 10 Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 40+ House Martin (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Common Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 10+ Sand Martin (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 10+ Swallow (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Little Egret (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Vicky Buckel)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - S lake, Little Egret (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 drakes (in eclipse) and a duck. Two of the drakes are very pale and gingery. Probably leucistic or maybe compromised by hybridisation with an 'Aylesbury duck'! (Graham Clark)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Common Sandpiper, on tern raft adjacent to Tern hide. (Graham Clark)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Wood Sandpiper, juv
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Tern (Steve Blake)
Weston Park, Little Owl, 7.30am (Frances Hurst)
Whitwell, 6 Little Egret, on water cress beds (Keith Dean)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Green Sandpiper (David Russell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ringed Plover, In front of hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Other, Black Swan (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Swift (David Russell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Ringed Plover, right of hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ Swallow (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Sand Martin (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff, f by hide (David Russell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Wigeon (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail, possibly female (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey, left of hide (David Russell)

23RD AUG: Lemsford Springs, Wood Sandpiper, from hide but flew NNW at 7.05am (Tom Speller)
Radwell nr Baldock, 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, family party (James Walsh)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher, by Bow Bridge (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Egret, along Mill Race near Veolia works (Tony Kavanagh)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Whinchat, on usual fence adjacent to the marsh (John Pritchard)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 9 Grey Partridge (James Walsh)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 7 Green Sandpiper (James Walsh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 2 Red Kite (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 2 Yellow Wagtail, both juveniles, in pits south of Coursers Rd, opposite Lawson's entrance (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, Common Sandpiper, in pits south of Coursers Rd, opposite Lawson's entrance (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, Green Sandpiper, in pits south of Coursers Rd, opposite Lawson's entrance (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, Wood Sandpiper, in pits south of Coursers Rd, opposite Lawson's entrance (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ringed Plover (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Common Tern, incl two juveniles (Tony Kavanagh)
Weston, 2 Raven (Andrew Coates)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 55 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Ringed Plover, distant from hide (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Yellow Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank, new in (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wigeon, drake from hide (first of the Autumn) (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Sandwich Tern, Flew in about 7.30am, still present on bund at 11am (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Peregrine Falcon, flew through W 4.50pm (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Tern (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Plover, flew in front of hide about 10.15 but did not land (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black Tern, flew through high NE about 3.15pm, found by Steve Rodwell (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wood Sandpiper, juvenile still present though distant from hide (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 70 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, flew through (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)

22ND AUG: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Garganey (Barry Reed)
Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher, River Beane by St Leonards Church (Simon Knott)
Bramfield village, Kingfisher, On lake in garden (Keith Henderson)
Bramfield village, Little Owl, beside lake in garden (Keith Henderson)
Bramfield village, Hobby, over garden (Keith Henderson)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Green Sandpiper, on floodwater pool (John Pritchard)
Gosmore Hill nr Hitchin, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, family party including a first year bird trapped and ringed. (Clive Harding/Jenny Sherwen)
Gosmore Hill nr Hitchin, Raven (Clive Harding/Jenny Sherwen)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Snipe, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Common Sandpiper, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Walden, 6 Spotted Flycatcher, Not the same as birds seen on 19th August. Adult plus very mobile juvenile, moved on, plus a group of four birds that stayed around. (Martin Ketcher)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Wood Sandpiper, first for the reserve! Between hides. (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 7 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Redbournbury, 2 Yellow Wagtail, juveniles by Ver south of the Mill (John Fisher)
Spellbrook, Hobby (David Sampson)
Stanstead Abbotts, c60 Swallow (Jane Free)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on letter T of Southgate House at 2030. (Clive Harding)
Stocker's Farm, 50+ House Martin (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Little Egret (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Charlie Ramsay)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Green Sandpiper, North pit (behind Lafarge works) (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 3 Green Sandpiper, on pools on opposite side of road to Lawson's entrance. (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 2 Common Sandpiper, on pools on opposite side of road to Lawson's entrance. (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Oystercatcher, inc 1 juv (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Greenshank, juvenile (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Black-tailed Godwit, left 10:13am, flew south. (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (S Blake et al.)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Little Egret (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Ringed Plover (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey, between overflow and hide early morning (Ian williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wood Sandpiper, juvenille still early morning though distant (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Water Rail (Ian Williams)

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