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4th Sep: Hall's Green nr Stevenage, Siskin, Iron Gate farm
Hall's Green nr Stevenage, 28 Swallow, over fields near Iron Gate farm
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, town centre, Water Gardens (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, 3 Little Egret, river Bulbourne, Bulbourne Meadow, 2 colour ringed (details sent to BTO) (L. Flower)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead amongst cattle (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Kingfisher (Drew Lyness)
Lemsford Springs, 8 Green Sandpiper (Drew Lyness)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Drew Lyness)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Anna Marett)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 30 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wryneck, showing very well feeding on anthills (Darrel Bryant/Tony Hukin/Simon Crockford)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, seen flying over the Broadwater then fishing over Osprey Lake between approx. 12-1pm. (Jennifer Gilbert/Ron Baber)
Stapleford, Whinchat (Clifford Smout)
Stapleford, 2 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ringed Plover, juv, NW shoreline (L. Flower)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Peregrine Falcon (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3+ Willow Warbler (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ House Martin (S Blake/R Coombes)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (S Blake/R Coombes)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake/R Coombes)

3rd Sep: Allen's Green, Red Kite (Dr Richard Melarange)
Berkhamsted, 5 Raven, over Berkhamsted School (Nick Goss)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (G Hinton)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail (Steve Carter/Paul Lewis)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, 40 Swallow, Large resident flock feeding flying low over sheep in field (Clive Brackenbury)
Croxley Common Moor, 6 Swallow (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, river Bulbourne, Bulbourne Meadow, colour ringed (details sent to BTO) (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, immature, river Bulbourne, Bulbourne Meadow. (L. Flower)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 9 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Yellow Wagtail (Allan Meadows)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, in centre of site with a small flock of linnets at 12.15. (David Mccarthy)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Hobby, over my garden. (Roger Jones)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 230 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Ringed Plover, on north shore line (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Pied Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ringed Plover, juvenile in NE corner (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Stocker's Lake, 35 Siskin, on silver birch (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 12 House Martin (Steve carter)
Stocker's Lake, 25 Swallow (Steve Carter/ Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Little Egret, still feeding young at nest (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, Whitethroat, contact call (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher, calling (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, Red Kite (Steve Carter/Paul Lewis)
Stocking Pelham, 15+ Grey Partridge, disturbed by the combine harvesters adults and juveniles (Andy Brown)
Tewinbury Reserve, Green Sandpiper, view from the hide (Andy Brown)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Willow Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Reed Warbler, South west corner (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Spotted Flycatcher, in first bay beyond dam (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Swallow (G Hinton)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 25+ Pied Wagtail, In horse paddock 17:15 (G Hinton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 3 Red Kite (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 12 Swallow, over horse paddock (G Hinton)
Welwyn, Swift, heading south. (William Bishop)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Alan Gardiner)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Ringed Plover, right of hide 14:45 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Greenshank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby, hunting to right of hide (Graham Clark)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ruff (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Tern (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, right of hide edge of reeds (G Hinton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 4 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 10 Swallow (G Lapworth)

2nd Sep: Baldock, 3 Swallow, Ivel Springs NR (Ian Hall)
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), Spotted Flycatcher, Tyttenhanger House gdn (Steve Blake)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Egyptian Goose (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Green Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Snipe, East Pool (Tony Kavanagh)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, East pool (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 8 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Maple Lodge NR, Hobby, hunting over reserve catching dragonflies (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Callum Peel)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wryneck, in hawthorn bushes just west of centre where tallest bushes are at 16.25 (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Redstart, 1st for site! Same area as Wryneck (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, bushes near traveller site, with a flock of 30+ Linnet (Tom Speller)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Swift (Roger Jones)
Radwell nr Baldock, 6 Swallow (Ian Hall)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 12 Swallow (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby, hunting dragonflies (Graham Clark)
Tring, 16 Siskin (Nick Bowles)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Grey Wagtail (Callum Peel)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (Callum Peel)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Mediterranean Gull, moulting juv (unable to read red leg ring) (Steve Blake)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 12 Swallow, Nettleden Rd, over paddock (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 4 Whinchat, W end of Nettleden Rd, TL026099 (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, W end of Nettleden Rd, TL026099 (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Yellow Wagtail, W end Nettleden Rd, horse paddock, briefly, before flying SE, TL024099 (L. Flower)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Little Owl (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, juv (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ruff, Reeve and ruff (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c10 Little Egret (Callum Peel)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Greenshank (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Sandpiper (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Callum Peel)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

1st Sep: Batford, 25 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Batford, 15 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Batford, 2 Redstart (Lee G R Evans)
Batford, Wryneck, in weedy field by B653 this morning, still present at 13.00 (Darin Stanley)
Batford, 20 Yellow Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher, River Beane by St Leonards Church (Simon Knott)
Bengeo (Hertford), 10 Siskin, in garden (Simon Knott)
Bishop's Stortford, 3 Little Owl, Hazel End Farm (Jenny Sherwen)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, 17:35 station moor river (G Hinton)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail (Charlie Ramsay)
Gilston Park nr Harlow, Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Gilston Park nr Harlow, Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
Gilston Park nr Harlow, Little Owl (Jenny Sherwen)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 10 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wheatear, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 80 House Martin, Park Mead including 40 perched in hawthorns (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Spotted Flycatcher, Tansy Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 30 Swallow, Park Mead perched in hawthorns (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Sand Martin, Park Mead perched in hawthorns (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wood Sandpiper, Park Mead on main floodings showing well this morning (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Whinchat, Park Mead on New River fence (Simon Knott)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Ray Hooper)
Oxhey, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Attenborough's Fields (Merry Hill walk). (Geoff Young)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 17 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 9 Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Little Egret (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (Charlie Ramsay)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite, over northern fields (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Steve Blake)
Ware, Swift, Tower Road flying up to eaves on a house (Ian Edwards)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Wheatear, in horse paddock 11:35 (G Hinton)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c150 Swallow (Steve Blake)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl, ad & juv (G Lapworth)

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