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Snipe at Amwell on 15 April, image by Alan Reynolds

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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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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.

Yellowhammer at Norton Green on 15 April, image by Tom Speller

A record shot of a Little Tern at Amwell on 23 April, image by Barry Reed

A male Yellow Wagtail at Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross on April 15, image by Paul Higgs

Wheatear at Aldbury Nowers on 13 April, image by Paul Thrush

Three of the four elusive Ring Ouzels at Ellenbrook Fields near Hatfield on 19 April, image by Clive Harding

Wood Warbler found and photographed by Dan Forder at Nomansland Common, Wheathampstead on 17 April

Another photo of the Bluethroat at Amwell on 13 April, images by Paul Hackett (above) and Paul Thrush (below)

Drake Garganey at Wilstone reservoir on 12 April, image by Ian Williams

Ring Ouzel at Norton Green on 13 April, image by Richard Pople who comments on the unusual white spotting on the bird's head and nape

Black-necked Grebes at Amwell on 12 April, image by Paul Hackett

Bluethroat at Amwell NR on 13 April, image above by Alan Reynolds, found by Ian Rose (image below), seen and enjoyed by many (panorama by Jay Ward). Thanks to everyone who sent photos of this brilliant bird. This is the first record in Herts since one at Rye Meads on 2 April 1983.

Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff (below) in a Rickmansworth garden on 10 April,  images by Andrew Moon

Arctic Terns (above and below) at Amwell on 11 April, images by Jay Ward

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at the Withey Beds LNR on 06 April, image by Paul Frost

Singing Chiffchaff at the Watercress LNR on 31 March, image by Andrew Steele

Great Crested Grebe at Amwell  on 29 March, image by Alan Reynolds

Oystercatcher at Wilstone Reservoir on 05 April, image by David Hutchinson

Reed Bunting at Amwell on 30 March, image by Katy Smith

Kestrel with prey at Rye Meads on 30 March, image by Brian Gleeson

Grey Wagtail at Lemsford Springs on 30 March, image by Paul Thrush

Kingfisher at Rye Meads on 27 March, image by Ray Kilham

A record shot of a Marsh Harrier at Wilstone Reservoir on 03 April, image by Ian Williams

Wintering Blackcap at Rickmansworth on 27 March, image by Andrew Moon

Bullfinch at Stocker's Lake on 27 March, image by Dale Ayres

Wren at Rickmansworth on 25 March, image by Andrew Moon

Colour ringed Green Sandpiper at Lemsford Springs on 27 March, image by Drew Lyness

Common Buzzard at The Commons LNR on 27 March, image by Keith Smith

Grey Heron at Amwell on 26 March, image by Brian Gleeson

Treecreeper at Wilstone reservoir on 22 March, image by Andrew Steele

Kingfisher at Boxmoor on 22 March, image by Paul Higgs

Marsh Tit at Sherrardspark Wood on 24 March, image by Yves Gisseleire

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

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

 

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Latest sightings

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

25TH APR: Braughing, 2 Swallow (Steve Hughes)
Croxley Common Moor, Reed Warbler (Stephen Middleton)
Croxley Common Moor, 3 Willow Warbler (Stephen Middleton)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Stephen Middleton)
Croxley Common Moor, 3 Common Tern (Stephen Middleton)
Harpenden, Red Kite (David Lyons)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Swallow (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, 7.15 - 8.15am (Tom Speller)
Stocking Pelham, Swallow (Steve Hughes)

24TH APR: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Garden Warbler, In scrub at end of woods above Hardmead Radial Gate (lock) (Ron Baber)
Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP, Lesser Whitethroat, singing (A & J Gardiner)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Mandarin, pair (Steven Pearcr)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Lesser Whitethroat (Steven Pearcr)
Croxley Common Moor, Sedge Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Reed Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 5 Willow Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Cuckoo, Male seen & heard (G Lapworth)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo, male seen and calling (Andy Catchpole)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Wheatear, 1m 1f near rubble mounds (Steve Akrill)
Hemel Hempstead, Peregrine Falcon, over the magic roundabout at 18:10 p.m. (Roger Payne)
Hertingfordbury, Ring-necked Parakeet
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 17 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
Kings Langley, Yellow Wagtail, at Middle Farm (Samuel Perfect)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 5 Wheatear (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Whimbrel, on Draper (Vicky Buckel)
Symondshyde Great Wood, Willow Warbler (Steven Pearcr)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cetti's Warbler (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Garden Warbler, by river, near Pylon corner (Steven Pearcr)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing males (Steven Pearcr)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Snipe (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Garden Warbler, horse paddock end of causeway (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Rupert Evershed)
Ware, Peregrine Falcon, male in flight at 17.45 on northern edge of town (Richard Hastings)
Whempstead, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, both singing, along High Elms Lane (David Booth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Monte Neate-Clegg)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Gull, adult (Monte Neate-Clegg)

23RD APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Tern (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Barry Reed)
Broxbourne Woods - Cowheath Wood, Firecrest, singing male, seen briefly (Laurence Drummond)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 6+ Mandarin, 5 in flight (David Wheatcroft)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Anna Marett)
Croxley Common Moor, Red Kite (Anna Marett)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 2 Yellow Wagtail (David Booth)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo, Calling (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Ring Ouzel, 2 males & 1 Females showing well on mossy patch viewed from TL20030867 (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Whitethroat (Lee G R Evans)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, male by mounds (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Willow Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 House Martin (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Short-eared Owl (John Yates)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Swallow (John Yates)
Essendon, Cuckoo, Calling (David Carter)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Tern (Alan Ford)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Grey Wagtail (Alan Ford)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Garden Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c500 Swallow, high over at 10:30 (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c10 House Martin, high over at 10:30 (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3 Black Tern (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Grey Wagtail, dam (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Sandpiper, on dam (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c20 Swift, high over at 10:30 (Derek Turner)
Hook's Cross nr Stevenage, 2 Swallow (Steve Akrill)
Kelshall nr Royston, Raven, over Coombe road calling. (Mike Ilett)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Ringed Plover (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Mandarin, male flying (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Little Gull, early PM (Bill Pegram)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 18 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Sedge Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Rickmansworth, Reed Warbler, Ebury Way opp fishing lakes (Anna Marett)
Rickmansworth, Sedge Warbler, singing near Ebury fishing lakes (Anna Marett)
River Lee at Ware, Mandarin (Ian Whiting)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Yellow Wagtail, In horse paddock (John Pritchard)
Standon, Nightingale, singing briefly at 07:30 in dense veg adjacent to road at eastern end of the village (TL398225) (Chris Dee)
Standon Lordship, 3 Little Egret (Chris Dee)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Common Sandpiper, sailing club (Jane Free/Ron Cousins)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Bill Pegram)
Stevenage, Red Kite (Steve Akrill)
Stevenage, Ring Ouzel, male S/E over A1M near Jnct 8. (Roger Jones)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 3 Swallow (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cetti's Warbler (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo, heard from HMWT reserve, calling E of navigation (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Water Rail (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 3 Common Snipe (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 4+ Whitethroat (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, White Wagtail, male (on 'amazing maize' field) (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler, scrape (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler, Scrape (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Willow Warbler, scrape (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Lesser Whitethroat, by Tyttenhanger Farm (Steven Pearce)
Weston, 7 House Martin (Andrew Coates)
Weston, 5 Swallow (Andrew Coates)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Egyptian Goose (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey, from spit (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Ringed Plover (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 18+ Little Gull, including several immatures (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wheatear, probable "Greenlander" (male) (Bill Pegram)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Bessant)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whitethroat (Chris Bessant)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (Chris Bessant)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail (Chris Bessant)

22ND APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 10+ Swallow (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 5+ House Martin (Jenny Sherwen)
Braughing, 2 Swallow (Steve Hughes)
Bygrave, 4 Swallow (Andrew Coates)
Croxley Common Moor, Lesser Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 4 Ring Ouzel, 11.45 near largest pile of earth (Mike Upstone)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 10+ Whitethroat (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Short-eared Owl, hunting NW of wood towards Beech Farm 1630 (Francis Tusa)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Cuckoo (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, male (Alan Ford)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 6 Swallow (Simon West)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Grey Wagtail (Alan Winn)
Hertford, Little Egret, on river near Goldings estate. (Nigel Denison)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 House Martin (Ron Thomas)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 5 Whitethroat, 3 singing (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby, feeding over reserve (Ann and Terry Smith)
Smallford nr St Albans, Willow Warbler, on the disused workings (heath/horse pasture). (Steven Pearce)
St Albans, 3+ House Martin, corner of Hatfield Rd/Clarence Rd (Ben Sandford Smith)
Stevenage, Red Kite, over Hampson Park at 1030 (Steve Akrill)
Tewinbury Reserve, Little Egret
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redshank (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Shelduck (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Greenshank, 10am - 10.10 only (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Blake/Simon West)
Ware, 2 Grey Wagtail, by lock at GSK (Rob Stubbs)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Ringed Plover, flew in to jetty late evening (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 77 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret, 3 roosted (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Little Gull, 8 adults and a 1st summer 6pm until dusk (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 43 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail (Roger Harbird)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth)

21ST APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit, James hide (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Redshank, from viewpoint (Rob Stubbs)
Baldock, 2 Swallow, Ivel Valley NR (Ian Hall)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Mandarin, pair (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Willow Warbler, singing (Steven Pearce)
Croxley Common Moor, Redstart, female (Paul Lewis)
Croxley Common Moor, Lesser Whitethroat (Paul Lewis)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo, calling (Steven Pearce)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Willow Warbler, singing (Steven Pearce)
Flamstead village, 2 House Martin, at nest sites in College Close (David McGrath)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Little Egret, by Pre Mill (John Fisher)
Harpenden, Swallow (Robin Hilton)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Tree Pipit, possible. Incomplete song from treetop and parachute flight back into treetop several times, just NE of mounds (Ben Sandford Smith)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 4 Ring Ouzel, this evening 2 males 2 females (Laurence Drummond)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 0 Tree Pipit, no sign around the area 16.30-17.30 (Laurence Drummond)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Lesser Whitethroat (John Coleman)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Wheatear, at mounds (Ben Sandford Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Lesser Whitethroat, singing in hedge near car park (Ken & Linda Smith)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 7 Whitethroat, 5m&2f (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 13 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Swift (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8+ Little Gull, also getting on to Startops. Wilstone birds. All adults. (Bill Pegram)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Arctic Tern, early evening. (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, 6 Whitethroat (Patty Briggs)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, Cuckoo, male calling (Jill Goss)
Radwell nr Baldock, 12+ Yellow Wagtail, following cattle in water meadows (Ian Hall)
Radwell nr Baldock, 17 Yellow Wagtail, around cattle feet (I Ballard)
Redbournbury, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Roger Payne)
Redbournbury, Grey Wagtail (Roger Payne)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail, male by cattle feeder (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, Grey Wagtail, male (John Fisher)
River Lee at Ware, Red Kite (Ian Whiting)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Tern (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Lesser Whitethroat (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Sedge Warbler (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garden Warbler (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Swallow (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Mike Wallen/ Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin, pair, flew off (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Mike Wallen/ Ted Wallen)
Stevenage, Whitethroat, singing in brambles near train station (Tom Speller)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Redshank (S Blake/S Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Egret (S Blake/S Pearce)
Weston, Barn Owl (Andrew Coates)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black Tern (Laurence Drummond)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Gull (Laurence Drummond)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)

20TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Tern (Laura Ellis)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Laura Ellis)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Marsh Tit (Laura Ellis)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Laura Ellis)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Whitethroat (Laura Ellis)
Croxley Green, 3 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 singing (S Chalmers)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (Terry Wood)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Willow Warbler (Terry Wood)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear (Terry Wood)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Ring Ouzel, Still around mounds at 11:30 (Terry Wood)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, Mandarin (Darrel Bryant)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, Willow Warbler (Darrel Bryant)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, House Martin (Darrel Bryant)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, ♂ (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Willow Warbler, Lower Roughdown, 1 with odd song (L. Flower)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Redshank (Nicola Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 10 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Barn Owl (Nicola Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Wood Warbler, sang once between 12.25 & 13.05. Not showing well (Dan Forder)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Common Tern (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Oystercatcher (Vicky Buckel)
St Paul's Walden, Little Owl (Michael Hooper)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redshank (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Wheatear, male on fence between main pit and sheep field (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Oystercatcher (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler, singing (Alan Gardiner)
Ware, Mandarin (Nicola Knott)

19TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, White Wagtail, 10.15-10.30, then flew off high (Barry Reed)
Bayfordbury, Ring-necked Parakeet (Ian Flack)
Bricket Wood, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden (P.Delaloye)
Croxley Common Moor, 4 Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 4 Willow Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Common Tern (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Cuckoo (G Lapworth)
Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, Cuckoo, calling from the direction of Croxleyhall Wood while walking along the Ebury Way (Alan Power)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Green Sandpiper (David Lyons)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (Rupert Evershed)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Mandarin, pair over old mounds (Dan Fletcher)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Willow Warbler (Rupert Evershed)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, male on runway posts at 7.15pm (Dan Fletcher et al)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Whitethroat (Rupert Evershed)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Swallow (Rupert Evershed)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Yellow Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 4 Ring Ouzel, 3 males and female in old mounds area at 7.30pm (Dan Fletcher et al)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Barnacle Goose, still there 1245 (Peter Wood/ Tom Speller)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Willow Warbler (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Whitethroat (Alan Winn)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 8.45 to 9.10am, then flew high east. (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Tern, through at 9.45am (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Swift (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Peregrine Falcon, over (Jack Fearnside)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Green Sandpiper, at north end of dam (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Yellow Wagtail, male (Jack Fearnside)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 House Martin (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Swallow (Steve Carter)
Newnham, Wheatear, Ashwell Road (Phil Bishop)
Newnham, 4 Corn Bunting, Ashwell Road (Phil Bishop)
Newnham, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Ashwell Road (Phil Bishop)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Wood Warbler, present in same area, not singing much and staying mostly near tree tops (Andrew Steele / Clifford Smout / Dan Fletcher)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, Cuckoo, calling (Liz Maxwell)
Panshanger Park, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Tim Hill)
Rickmansworth, Cuckoo, Moor park golf course (Anna Marett)
Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose, Moor park golf course (Anna Marett)
Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow, Batchworth stables, nesting site (Anna Marett)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover, from the Draper Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, from the Gadwall Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - S lake, Green Sandpiper (Chris Dee)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Yellow Wagtail (George Moreton)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Sedge Warbler, On causeway (Stephen Middleton)
Stocker's Lake, Whitethroat (Stephen Middleton)
Stocker's Lake, Cuckoo, Male, across causeway 8am (Stephen Middleton)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Grasshopper Warbler, heard, 100 yds north of Tednambury lock (Keith Watts)
Watton at Stone, Wheatear, male still near footpath in fields off High Elms Lane. (Nigel Denison)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Raven, 4 headed N and the fifth head W at the same time (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Swift (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Peregrine Falcon, over mid morning (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Arctic Tern (George Moreton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Ringed Plover, landed briefly near jetty (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grasshopper Warbler, reeling briefly on dry canal (present since 17 April) (Ian Williams)

18TH APR: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Marsh Tit (L.Neville)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Cetti's Warbler (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Tern (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Redshank (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Sand Martin (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Snipe, possibly 2 in front of viewpoint (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Swallow (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Egret (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3+ Sedge Warbler (Tom Speller)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Ring Ouzel, At least 1 female- TL198084. Possibly 1/2 individuals but elusive (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, ♂ (Steve Blake)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Mandarin, male (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Mandarin, ♂ + ♀ (Steve Blake)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, by mounds (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo, heard (Steve Blake)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 6+ Whitethroat, singing (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Yellow Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Red Kite, over woods near the Prae pub (David Lyons)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Ring Ouzel, Males,1 at the old mounds and 1 at the new mounds (Laurence Drummond)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Wheatear, Male (Laurence Drummond)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Black Tern (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Whitethroat (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Greenshank (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Green Sandpiper (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Sandpiper (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 5 House Martin (Derek Turner)
Hook's Cross nr Stevenage, 2 Mandarin, pair on river adjacent to riding stables and Frogmore pit (Ray Hooper)
Hunton Bridge nr Watford, Whitethroat, Gypsy Lane (Chris Bessant)
Hunton Bridge nr Watford, 3 Grey Wagtail, Hunton Lock (Chris Bessant)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 14 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, House Martin (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Tern (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Paul Thrush)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Wood Warbler, still singing approximately 500 metres west of car park in woodland north of the road (Graham Knight et al)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (David Lyons)
Redbournbury, Swallow, several seen in area. (David Lyons)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail, stream across road from Mill (David Lyons)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 5 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Sedge Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Garden Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Willow Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Cuckoo, heard only (Jane Free)
Therfield nr Royston, 15 Fieldfare (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, Yellow Wagtail, mle in paddocks N of Coombe Farm (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 4 Swallow, along Coombe Road (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 5 Ring Ouzel, N of Coombe Farm TL315382 (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 10 Tree Sparrow (Graham Knight et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 6 Whitethroat, at least (Graham Knight et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sedge Warbler, singing by causeway (Graham Knight et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler, singing by causeway (Graham Knight et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redshank (Graham Knight et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Oystercatcher (Graham Knight et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Graham Knight et al)

17TH APR: Croxley Common Moor, 4 Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 3 Willow Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Common Tern (G Lapworth)
Ickleford, Whitethroat (Gerallt Morgan)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 House Martin, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 12 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Black Tern, late AM still, found by Steve Rodwell (Bill Pegram)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Wood Warbler, ranging C.100m along strip of woodland N side of common. Picked up by call, then started singing occasionally. TL 16785 12539 , 8.35-8.50 (Dan Forder)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, 3 Swallow (Dan Forder)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Fieldfare (Dan Forder)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4+ Whitethroat, 3 singing (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge, pair (Tom Speller)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Lesser Whitethroat, caught and ringed (Toby Spall)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Yellow Wagtail, flyover (Toby Spall)
Sopwell nr St Albans, 4 Little Egret, in Ver south of mill (Alan Gardiner)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Swift, late evening, found by Steve Rodwell (Ian Williams)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Bill Pegram)
Tring, Raven, heard only (Bill Pegram)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler (S Blake/ T Smith/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (S Blake/ T Smith/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake/ T Smith/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Redshank (S Blake/ T Smith/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (S Blake/ T Smith/R Coombes)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Gardiner)
Watton at Stone, Wheatear, in fields off High Elms Lane along footpath towards Benington (Nigel Denison)
West End nr Essendon, 2 Red Kite, circling over the pub (Ken & Linda Smith)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail (Bill Pegram)

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