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3rd Mar: Batford, Chiffchaff, in foliage behind the settlement tanks (Darin Stanley)
Batford, Green Sandpiper, in one settlement tank (Darin Stanley)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Red Kite (David Booth)
Codicote Bottom, Little Egret
East Hyde, Little Egret (Janet and Francis Dowley)
East Hyde, 3 Red Kite (Janet and Francis Dowley)
East Hyde, Grey Wagtail (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Barn Owl, 07.40am, hunting south of Fanhams Hotel (Andy Catchpole)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Red Kite (John Facer)
Great Hormead Bury, 100+ Fieldfare, to the west (Andy Brown)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)
Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, female in my Gadebridge garden (Stuart Harrison)
Hertford, Grey Wagtail, on river behind theatre. (Nigel Denison)
Hertingfordbury, Barn Owl, hunting near junction of St Mary's Lane and Lower Hatfield Road, 4.30pm (Graham Knight)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male singing from field hedgerow (Chris Bessant)
Oxhey Park, Siskin, flew NE at 7.15am (Ian Bennell)
Redbourn, 100+ Redwing, feeding on horse paddocks at Nicholls Fm (TL 093 128) (Peter Tallantire)
Reed, Red Kite (Andy Brown)
Rickmansworth, Kingfisher, Ebury Way, very vocal (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail, Batchworth Lock (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite, Batchworth Lock (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, male (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Shelduck (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Goldeneye, 4m,9f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Little Egret, at last years nesting sight (G Lapworth)
Therfield Heath, 20 Brambling, Fox Covert HMWT (Dave Beer)
Therfield Heath, Red Kite (Dave Beer)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6+ Tree Sparrow (Alan & Janet Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan & Janet Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Common Snipe (S Blake/T Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Red Kite (Alan & Janet Gardiner)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher (Claire McSweeney)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Whitwell, Green Sandpiper
Whitwell, Little Egret

2nd Mar: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, at 12.45pm (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Smew, male and redhead (William Bishop)
Bendish nr Whitwell, 2 Red Kite, south of Bendish Lane. (John Facer)
Bushey, Peregrine Falcon, over my house at 16.35 (Andy Jardine)
Cassiobury Park, Little Egret (Joan Thompson)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 5 Corn Bunting (Martin Johnson)
Digswell Meadow, Little Egret
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Red Kite (Steve Blake)
Harpenden, 2 Blackcap, pair on feeders (Alan Jackson)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 8 Skylark (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 20 Yellowhammer, in fallow field south of Chalfont Road (Chris Bessant)
Puckeridge, 8 Yellowhammer, feeding in stubble field (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 15 Redwing, feeding in horse paddock (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 2 Grey Partridge, pair flushed from stubble field (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 3 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Redbourn, 5 Little Egret, along Ver north of Redbourn (John Fisher)
Sandon, 11 Red Kite, pre-roost gathering over Green End (Martin Johnson)
South Oxhey, Red Kite, over my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
St Edmund's College nr Standon, Barn Owl, hunting on verge of old A10 at 10:15pm (Simon Knott)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Partridge, pair still present in arable field north of reservoir (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Skylark (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, sitting on the letters of Southgate House @ 17:45 (Mike Harris)
Stocking Pelham, Barn Owl, 11.30pm east of village (Andy Brown)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellowhammer (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Wallington, Corn Bunting (Martin Johnson)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Little Egret, on R. Gade (Bill Pegram)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 5+ Redwing (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Siskin (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)
Welwyn, Little Egret
Welwyn Garden City, Siskin, in garden (Murray Brown)
Whitwell, Little Egret
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c30 Linnet (Steve Blake)

1st Mar: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 2 Marsh Tit, on feeders at James hide (John Strudwick)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Raven, two mobbing Buzzard at 1030 (Phil Bishop)
Batford, 3 Red Kite (Alan Jackson)
Cassiobury Park, Mandarin, drake (Joan Thompson)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper, Stanborough GP, just north of Hatfield Garden Village. (Steven Pearce)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 6 Black-necked Grebe (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 8 Redwing (Derek Turner)
Hitchin, Red Kite, Cambridge Road/Highover School, Walsworth (David Inward)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over Redhill Road (Rob stubbs)
Hitchin, Little Egret, over Ippollitts brook, Oakfield estate (Nigel Agar)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Red Kite (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, male (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler, calling repeatedly from reedbed by Osprey lake (Jennifer Gilbert)
Redbournbury, 4 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Redbournbury, 4 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 100+ Fieldfare (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Barn Owl, hunting by river at 7.45am
Sopwell nr St Albans, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair on Ver (Dan Fletcher)
Stevenage, Red Kite, low above the rooftops (Craig Vye)
Stocker's Farm, Common Snipe, at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 3 Egyptian Goose, on flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Goldeneye, 5m,8f (G Lapworth)
Thundridge, 18 Golden Plover, In field north of Wodson Park adjacent to road to Moles Farm (Andy Catchpole)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Barn Owl, quartering grass field N of Main Pit 5.35 - 5.55pm (Steve Blake)
Wallington, Merlin, chasing Fieldfare (Alex Lewis)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Siskin (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Dan Fletcher)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Dan Fletcher)
Welham Green, Red Kite, by A1000, near Potterells Farm. (Steven Pearce)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, adult & 2nd winter (Barry Reed)

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