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Wheatear at Ellenbrook Fields on 23 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.

The four Ring Ouzels at Ellenbrook Fields between St Albans and Hatfield that had been present for at least a week, image by Simon West

Snipe at Amwell on 15 April, image by Alan Reynolds

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

 

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Latest sightings

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

27TH APR: Ashridge Forest, Firecrest, In the grounds of Ashridge Business School (John Foster)
Ashwell, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1m 2f at Kirby's Manor farm, 2m 1f nearer to Bluegate Farm (Steve Akrill)
Ashwell, Corn Bunting, on road near Bluegate Farm (Steve Akrill)
Bricket Wood, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, visited garden feeders (P. Delaloye)
Bygrave, Wheatear, male in ploughed field N of road to Baldock (Roger & Lynn Payne)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Lesser Whitethroat (Kevin Widgery)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Redshank (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 22 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Yellow Wagtail, horse paddocks including a male 'Channel Wagtail' (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Willow Warbler, singing male by Dry Canal (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Mandarin, drake (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Sedge Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Pied Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Reed Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (John Fisher)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grasshopper Warbler, reeling from rough field behind sewage works (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 22 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Lesser Whitethroat, rattling male by Dry Canal (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Wheatear (Dave Emery)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Panshanger Park, Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, 25+ House Martin (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, 6 Sand Martin (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, 4 Reed Warbler (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, 40+ Swallow (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, 2 Sedge Warbler (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, 2 Egyptian Goose (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, 3 Common Tern (Allan Meadows)
Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Yellow Wagtail, male and female in the meadow with cows from the car park (John Yates)
Radwell nr Baldock, 3 Yellow Wagtail, males with cattle in by car park (James Walsh)
Rusling End nr Langley, Cuckoo, calling (Julie Wise)
Rusling End nr Langley, 3 Marsh Tit, on garden feeder (Julie Wise)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Lesser Whitethroat (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garden Warbler (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Whinchat (Vicky Buckel)
St Albans, Peregrine Falcon, over hospital (Brian Harper)
St Albans, 3 Willow Warbler, singing (Brian Harper)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 35 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, drake (John Fisher)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (John Fisher)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Willow Warbler (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4+ Tree Sparrow (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Lesser Whitethroat (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Garden Warbler (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redshank (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Tern (S Blake/T Smith)
Willowmead nr Hertford, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Barrie Stockwell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Hobby, hawking (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 79 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 46 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, drake (John Fisher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, fem (G Lapworth et al)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail, male (G Lapworth et al)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat (G Lapworth et al)

26TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Arctic Tern (Barry Reed)
Berkhamsted Common, Wood Warbler, Singing (Nick Sinden)
Bovingdon, Whinchat, male on farmland near Great Wood. (Martin Searle)
Bozen Green nr Braughing, 3 Corn Bunting (Paula Moore)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 3 Raven (Alan Gardiner)
Coopers Green GPs - main GP, 2 Mandarin, pair, Home Covert. (S Chalmers)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Mandarin, pair (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Lesser Whitethroat (Steven Pearce)
Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, Wheatear, female on bare field (Clifford Smout)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Reed Warbler (Steve Carter)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Egyptian Goose, in flight (Steve Carter)
Croxley Common Moor, Whinchat, male (T Hulls/G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Wheatear, male (T Hulls/G Lapworth)
East Hyde, Whinchat, male near farm: 14.30-14.45 (Clifford Smout)
East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Willow Warbler (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 5 Swallow (Alan Winn)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 6 House Martin (Alan Gardiner)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail (Alan Gardiner)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 40 Swallow (Alan Gardiner)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Short-eared Owl, perched on post 7.30pm, TL196088. (S Chalmers)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 4 Common Tern (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Reed Warbler (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Green Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Yellow Wagtail, male (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Dunlin (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 White Wagtail (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3 Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 9 Swift (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Sedge Warbler, singing (Tony Blake)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Swallow, river Lea (Jon Whitbread)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Garganey, East pool pair (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Park Mead pair (Simon Knott)
Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Little Wymondley electricity sub station (Michael Hooper)
Mardley Heath nr Welwyn, 2 Willow Warbler, singing (Ian Flack)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, 5 Red Kite, together over field, Tolpits lane (Anna Marett)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo, calling far side of park A414 (Jon Whitbread)
Radwell nr Baldock, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, with cattle in meadows (Ian Hall)
Redbournbury, Common Sandpiper (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 3+ Yellow Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Roydon (Herts/Essex), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, on feeder in garden (Barry Williams)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Whinchat (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Whinchat, male on fenceline of the marsh (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Sedge Warbler (John Pritchard)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Little Owl (Michael Hooper)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 6 House Martin (Michael Hooper)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 5 Swallow (Michael Hooper)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Whimbrel, feeding on field by David Webster (Jane free)
Tewinbury Reserve, Cuckoo, calling (Ian Flack)
Tewinbury Reserve, Cetti's Warbler, singing (Ian Flack)
Verulamium Park, 2 Little Egret, pair in heronry (Alan Gardiner)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher, possibly another heard (Dan Fletcher)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, Lesser Whitethroat (Barry Reed)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 8 Red Kite (Barry Reed)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, Ring Ouzel, female (Barry Reed)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Swift, high over reservoir (Dan Fletcher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper, on bales (Dan Fletcher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair on jetty bank (Dan Fletcher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Hobby (Dan Fletcher)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Wheatear, pair together (Roger Harbird)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat, singing male seen (Roger Harbird)

25TH APR: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Arctic Tern (Barry Reed)
Berkhamsted Common, 2 Wood Warbler, singing (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, Wheatear, in adjacent field (Mike Spittles)
Braughing, 2 Swallow (Steve Hughes)
Colney Heath, Kingfisher, Flying down stream between village and A414 (Dan Fletcher)
Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 2 Red Kite (David & Sarah Lyons)
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)
East Hyde, Yellow Wagtail, close to bridge (David Lyons)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Wheatear, males on rubble heaps (Keith Overall)
Harpenden, Red Kite (David Lyons)
Hitchin, Corn Bunting, Icknield Way, between Wilbury Hills and Cadwell Crossing. (Roger Broadie)
Hitchin, Lesser Whitethroat, from Icknield Way, approaching Cadwell Crossing from E. (Roger Broadie)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 20 Sedge Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, 2 Yellow Wagtail, on dungheaps (Clifford Smout)
Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, Green Sandpiper, on dungheap pool (Clifford Smout)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Garden Warbler (Dave Emery)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, 7.15 - 8.15am (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat (Dave Emery)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Swallow (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Red Kite (Dave Emery)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Whinchat (Vicky Buckel)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Garden Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocking Pelham, Swallow (Steve Hughes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redshank (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Sand Martin (John Yates)
Watford, Swift, Watford General Hospital 2pm (L.Neville)
Weston, 3 Swallow (Andrew Coates)
Withey Beds LNR, Garden Warbler (Anna Marett)
Withey Beds LNR, Sedge Warbler, Far end (Anna Marett)
Withey Beds LNR, Common Snipe, Far end (Anna Marett)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Lesser Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Red Kite (G Lapworth)

24TH APR: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Garden Warbler, In scrub at end of woods above Hardmead Radial Gate (lock) (Ron Baber)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Willow Warbler, singing at Roughdown Common (Alan Gardiner)
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, 5 Willow Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Cuckoo, Male seen & heard (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Sedge Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Reed Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (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, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
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)
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)
Puckeridge, 5 House Martin (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Lesser Whitethroat (Murray Orchard)
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), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing males (Steven Pearcr)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Garden Warbler, by river, near Pylon corner (Steven Pearcr)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Rupert Evershed)
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)
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)
Whempstead, Hobby (Nigel Denison)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Gull, adult (Monte Neate-Clegg)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (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, Red Kite (Anna Marett)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Anna Marett)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 2 Yellow Wagtail (David Booth)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, male by mounds (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Whitethroat (Lee G R Evans)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 House Martin (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Willow Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Short-eared Owl (John Yates)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo, Calling (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Swallow (John Yates)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Ring Ouzel, 2 males & 1 Females showing well on mossy patch viewed from TL20030867 (David Wheatcroft)
Essendon, Cuckoo, Calling (David Carter)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Tern (Alan Ford)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Grey Wagtail (Alan Ford)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c10 House Martin, high over at 10:30 (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Garden Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
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)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c500 Swallow, 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, 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)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Ringed Plover (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 18 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Sedge Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Little Gull, early PM (Bill Pegram)
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)
Patmore Heath, Cuckoo, heard to the south of the heath (Andy Brown)
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), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Bill Pegram)
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), 20 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Stevenage, Ring Ouzel, male S/E over A1M near Jnct 8. (Roger Jones)
Stevenage, Red Kite (Steve Akrill)
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)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 3 Swallow (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cetti's Warbler (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, White Wagtail, male (on 'amazing maize' field) (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)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Reed Warbler, scrape (Steven Pearce)
Weston, 7 House Martin (Andrew Coates)
Weston, 5 Swallow (Andrew Coates)
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)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Egyptian Goose (Bill Pegram)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey, from spit (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, 10+ Whitethroat (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear, male (Alan Ford)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Cuckoo (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 6 Swallow (Simon West)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Lesser 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, 4 Ring Ouzel, 11.45 near largest pile of earth (Mike Upstone)
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)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
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, 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)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redshank (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Shelduck (Steve Blake)
Ware, 2 Grey Wagtail, by lock at GSK (Rob Stubbs)
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)
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)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth)
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)

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, Willow Warbler, singing (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Mandarin, pair (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), 4 Ring Ouzel, this evening 2 males 2 females (Laurence Drummond)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Lesser Whitethroat (John Coleman)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 0 Tree Pipit, no sign around the area 16.30-17.30 (Laurence Drummond)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Wheatear, at mounds (Ben Sandford Smith)
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)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Lesser Whitethroat, singing in hedge near car park (Ken & Linda Smith)
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)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Reed Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's 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)
Potter's Green nr Standon, Lesser Whitethroat (Murray Orchard)
Radwell nr Baldock, 17 Yellow Wagtail, around cattle feet (I Ballard)
Radwell nr Baldock, 12+ Yellow Wagtail, following cattle in water meadows (Ian Hall)
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, Garden Warbler (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Swallow (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
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)
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, 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)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Steven 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 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)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Tern (Laura Ellis)
Croxley Green, 3 Swallow (Steve Carter)
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)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 singing (S Chalmers)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, Willow Warbler (Darrel Bryant)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, House Martin (Darrel Bryant)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, Mandarin (Darrel Bryant)
Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, ♂ (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Willow Warbler, Lower Roughdown, 1 with odd song (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (L. Flower)
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)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 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, 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)
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)
Ware, Mandarin (Nicola Knott)

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