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25th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit, on Amwell walkway (Martin Johnson)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Goldeneye, m+f (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Egret (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c8 Redwing (Rob Stubbs)
Berkhamsted Common, 50+ Lesser Redpoll (Mike Spittles)
Braughing, Rough-legged Buzzard, 9 am 1 mile north on the road to Furneux Pelham (Andy Brown)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male in garden (Ann Doubleday)
Hatfield, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, on peanut feeder in garden (Jennifer Witt)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 41 Wigeon, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Blackcap, Female in garden (Lee Fitz)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Royston, Brambling, Layston Park on feeder. (Gordon Fuller)
Thundridge, Little Egret, in flooded field by old church (Christopher Benton)
Waterford Heath GP, Red Kite, over south heath (Andy Brown)
West Hyde, Stonechat, male (Paul Lewis)

24th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Egret (Nigel Agar)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Goldeneye, at southern end of lake (Nigel Agar)
Bengeo (Hertford), Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Bourne End, Redwing, along canal from Winkwell. (Lee Batten)
Bovingdon, 5 Fieldfare, Brickworks site (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (Lee Batten)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Stonechat (Albert Callewaert)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Red Kite (Albert Callewaert)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, female (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 36 Wigeon (Simon Knott)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, Green Sandpiper (G Lapworth)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, Grey Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, on pylon west of the M25 (Chris Bessant)
Puckeridge, 30 Fieldfare (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 20 Redwing (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 9 Yellowhammer (Murray Orchard)
Royston, 3 Red Kite, Wicker Hall (Gordon Fuller)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House - 7am (Rob Stubbs)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, from causeway. (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Lake, 12 Goldeneye, 4m,8f (G Lapworth)
Therfield Heath, 2 Brambling, Fox Covert (Gordon Fuller)
Therfield nr Royston, 400 Fieldfare, Mostly in trees by Greys Farm late pm, flying off N, plus flock of 105 along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 33 Grey Partridge, four Coveys off the Icknield Way (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Red Kite, E of village (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 11 Corn Bunting, Park Farm (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 80 Corn Bunting, Gathering in bush/hedge on hilltop E of village, feeding in stubble field (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 35 Yellowhammer, About 30 feeding in stubble field E of village with Corn Buntings and 5 along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 280 Golden Plover, Greys Farm (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 30 Linnet, Feeding in stubble field E of village with buntings (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 125 Fieldfare (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 330 Golden Plover, in flight over A10 (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 26 Skylark (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Barnacle Goose, escape (Steve Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 160 Golden Plover (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Common Snipe (Jeff Bailey)
Wormley Wood, 3 Marsh Tit (Ken & Linda Smith)

23rd Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Caspian Gull, adult, 2nd winter & 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Benington, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Adults on grazed field. One colour ringed from Stoke Orchard Landfill site in Gloucestershire on 24/11/07 - the first sighting of this bird since it was ringed.
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth common NR (Rob Stubbs)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, Grey Wagtail (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, Green Sandpiper (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Murray Brown)
South Oxhey, 11 Ring-necked Parakeet, in my Oxhey Hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Goldeneye, 2m (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 330 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Knot, flew off east with single Dunlin at 0950 (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 410 Golden Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 31 Common Snipe (Lee G R Evans)

22nd Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 25 Great Black-backed Gull (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Mediterranean Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Broxbourne Woods - Danemead Wood, 60 Lesser Redpoll (Barry Reed)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 13 Red-crested Pochard, 9m,4f (G Lapworth)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Goldeneye (Lee G R Evans)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 juveniles present in the gull roost until dusk (Lee G R Evans)
Newgate Street nr Cuffley, Grey Wagtail
Newgate Street nr Cuffley, 32 Linnet
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Lesser Redpoll, Dead bird, probably about 2 day old corpse. (Herts BNA)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 28 Fieldfare (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Little Egret (John Pritchard)
South Oxhey, 20 Ring-necked Parakeet, over my Oxhey Hall Gdn (Joan Thompson)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Water Rail (James Walsh)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 5 Common Snipe (James Walsh)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Kingfisher (James Walsh)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, male (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 1m,3f (G Lapworth)
Therfield Heath, 2 Raven (Mike Ilett)
Therfield Heath, 6 Golden Plover (Mike Ilett)
Therfield Heath, 5 Red Kite (Mike Ilett)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
White Hall Farm nr Stevenage, Little Egret (Alan Ford)

21st Nov: Benington, 2 Barn Owl, over usual field 6.50am (Kathy Sharman)
Bricket Wood, Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeder (P.Delaloye)
Furneux Pelham, Red Kite, near the Bragging road (Andy Brown)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 4 Stonechat, two pairs, (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 35 Skylark, individuals across the areas with young trees (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 27 Yellowhammer, in small groups in the hedgerows (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Corn Bunting (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 80 Redwing, in two flocks of about 40 and 30 plus individuals (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Red Kite (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 93 Fieldfare, one flock of about 70 plus smaller groups (Ken & Linda Smith)
Hemel Hempstead, Grey Wagtail (Jeff Bailey)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, The causeway female (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, 90 Redwing, in two flocks of 30 and 50 moving though (Ken & Linda Smith)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Red Kite (Ken & Linda Smith)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, c50 Fieldfare, in a flock feeding on berries (Ken & Linda Smith)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Red-crested Pochard, 4 pairs (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steve Blake/Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin (Steve Blake/Richard Coombes)
West Hyde, 2 Stonechat, Pair (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, C150 Skylark, Flushed from oil seed crop. (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, Peregrine Falcon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Fieldfare (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Dunlin, with Golden Plover flock (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 432 Golden Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Goldeneye (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 204 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Scaup, juveniles (Lee G R Evans)

20th Nov: Broxbourne, 11 Ring-necked Parakeet, south east over woodstock road at 15.20 (Laurence Drummond)
Flaunden, Raven, cronking in flight (Jill Saunders)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Common Snipe, flushed by side of track (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 27 Redwing (David Wheatcroft)
Hitchin, Grey Wagtail, along the brick channel of the Hiz (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Grey Wagtail (Bob Harris)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Lesser Redpoll, in small Siskin flock (Bob Harris)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Bob Harris)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Bob Harris)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, on pylon west of the M25 (Chris Bessant)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Blackcap, male (Vicky Buckel)

19th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Kingfisher, on river by White hide (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard, male and female (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Egret (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Goldeneye, 2 male, 1 female (Allan Meadows)
Benington, Barn Owl (Kathy Sharman)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Barn Owl, across Burnham Green Road at dusk (David Booth)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 8 Red-crested Pochard (Alan Gardiner)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, 3 Marsh Tit (Tom Speller)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
St Albans, Raven, calling over town centre (Andrew Steele)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard, males (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Siskin (Alan Gardiner)
Stocker's Lake, Water Rail, heard (Alan Gardiner)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, 2m,5f (G Lapworth)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Raven (Jenny Sherwen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Scaup, female (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Goldeneye, female (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)

18th Nov: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 4 Common Snipe, in konik field between railway and lee navigation (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Water Rail, from James hide (Rob Stubbs)
Ashwell, Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Coates)
Brent Pelham, Red Kite, just to the west of the village (Andy Brown)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, Broad Mead female (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail, From first hide (Ron Baber)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Little Egret (Ron Baber)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Ron Baber)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat (Alan Ford)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, Marsh Tit (Murray Brown)
Tewin Fish Farm, Little Egret, flying over Mimram (Christopher Benton)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (A Gardiner et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, c60 Linnet (A Gardiner et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Kingfisher (A Gardiner et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 9 Common Snipe (A Gardiner et al)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 26 Skylark (Steve Blake)

17th Nov: Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 2m,2f (G Lapworth)
Kimpton Mill, 2 Egyptian Goose (Terry Edwards)
Rusling End nr Langley, 2 Marsh Tit, feeding on sunflower hearts in garden (Julie Wise)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Goldeneye, 2m,3f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Ware, Red Kite, over river Lea navigation (Rob Stubbs)
Welwyn Garden City, 2 Siskin, over (Murray Brown)

16th Nov: Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Golden Plover, over
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow
East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Red Kite (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (David Lyons)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, Sitting on post at usual site then flew off into fog towards house at bend in road at 11.00. (Maureen Tindall)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
Lower Woodside nr Hatfield, 4 Mandarin, 2m & 2f ref 253061. (Steven Pearce)
Lower Woodside nr Hatfield, Ring-necked Parakeet, Westfield Lodge, ref 267060 (Steven Pearce)
North Mymms Park, c135 Fieldfare
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat (Tom Speller)
Redbournbury, 30+ Golden Plover (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Little Owl (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Great White Egret, flew North at 0656 (Jan Swan)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Stocker's Lake, Water Rail (Ben Norcott)
Stocker's Lake, 20 Siskin (Ben Norcott)
Welwyn, Little Egret, River Mimram from A1000 (Murray Brown)

15th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter in the roost this afternoon. (Laurence Drummond)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP (Steven Pearce)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Merlin, In hedge in middle of the two fields at 2.55 (Andrew Steele)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, from 2.45pm. Trees at the back of field looking from the house on bend in the road (Tom Speller)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Short-eared Owl, 4.35pm. flew low across the road near house on bend in road (Tom Speller)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 40 Common Snipe, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 10 Lesser Redpoll, feeding on Silver Birch (Terry Smith)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Great White Egret, 1 flew south towards Netherhall GP heron roost at 1610 (Alan Harris)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 2 Green Sandpiper (G Harris)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Kingfisher (G Harris)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 2 Little Egret (G Harris)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 3m and 1f (Gordon Cox)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Egyptian Goose (Gordon Cox)
Welwyn, Little Egret, river Mimram (Murray Brown)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 17 Common Snipe, to the right of the hide. (Adam Booth)

14th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Great Black-backed Gull, adult (S Blake/R Coombes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Snipe (S Blake/R Coombes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher (S Blake/R Coombes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Egret (S Blake/R Coombes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Goldeneye, 2m 1f (S Blake/R Coombes)
Ashwell, Barn Owl, 19.30 Ashwell to Slip End road (Phoebe Holdsworth)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Little Egret (Peter Griffin)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (Janet Dowley)
Harpenden, 15 Golden Plover, Thrales End Lane (Janet Dowley)
Harpenden, Red Kite, Thrales End Lane (Janet Dowley)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard (Keith Overall)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Short-eared Owl, Flying high with Red Kite at one point. (Keith Overall)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Red Kite (Keith Overall)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, c12 Redwing (Keith Overall)
Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 50 Linnet, flock in area where trees are being planted (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 30 Skylark (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Red Kite (Ken & Linda Smith)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 30 Yellowhammer, in hedge near car park (Ken & Linda Smith)
Knebworth, Ring-necked Parakeet, football club car park (Deborah Dean)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 3 Siskin, Stock Pit (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Goldeneye, 2m,3f (G Lapworth)
West Hyde, Stonechat, male late afternoon (Paul Lewis)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c300 Golden Plover (Ernest Leahy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Ernest Leahy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Goldeneye (Ernest Leahy)

13th Nov: Benington, 9 Fieldfare (Kathy Sharman)
Benington, Barn Owl (Kathy Sharman)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 4 Red Kite, + usual Little Egret, Kingfisher & Grey Wagtail (L. Flower)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 15 + Red Kite (Debs Allbrook)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Stonechat, male (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 8+ Redwing (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Common Snipe, flushed by track former BT field (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Hen Harrier, female/juv at 11.50am - seen briefly low in flight, TL208085 (David Wheatcroft)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, 12:45-13:15 (Clifford Smout)
Little Hadham, 100+ Yellowhammer, In hedges and seed feeding near polo fields, Millfield Lane, Bury Green, with goldfinches and 30+ chaffinches. (Jono Forgham)
Puckeridge, Grey Wagtail (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Marsh Harrier, female over meadow (Vicky Buckel)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
West Hyde, 2 Stonechat, pair (Paul Lewis)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Woodcock, flying round at 8.30am chased by Jackdaw (Roy Hargreaves (FoTR))
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup, seen from the jetty (Roy Hargreaves (FoTR))

12th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter in roost (Alan Harris)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2nd W, 3rd W type and adult in roost (Alan Harris)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Goldeneye, female showing well from main viewpoint at 11.00am (Jenny Sherwen)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, in usual place this morning (Chris Beach)
Hoddesdon, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, at least 2 at the cemetery in Ware Road (Laurence Drummond)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, Green Sandpiper, by muddy puddle in field (G Lapworth)
Maple Cross, C50 Redwing, Feeding on hawthorn berries. (Paul Lewis)
Rickmansworth, Kingfisher, female by Ebury lakes (Anna Marett)
Rickmansworth, Water Rail, Ebury lake (Anna Marett)
St Albans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over St Peters Street (Ernest Leahy)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on letter T of Southgate House 1110 - 1230pm (Gary Sanderson/Rob Stubbs)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair along farm road (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Goldeneye, 1m,4f (G Lapworth)
Therfield Heath, 42 Corn Bunting, pre-roost flock (Martin Johnson)
Therfield Heath, 38 Grey Partridge, three Coveys (Martin Johnson)
Therfield Heath, Brambling, female (Martin Johnson)

11th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Egret (Christopher Benton)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Goldeneye, female from Gladwin hide (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Beech Farm GP nr St Albans, Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Braughing, 2 Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 6 Red-crested Pochard (Anna Marett+Jean Gundersen)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Grey Partridge (Lee G R Evans)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 3 Yellowhammer (Lee G R Evans)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, juvenile still showing well at edge of plantation; roosted as usual just after 4pm (Lee G R Evans/Chris Beach)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Red Kite (Christopher Benton)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, in reeds next to white house (Christopher Benton)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, new river-white house (Christopher Benton)
Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret, opposite Dolittle & one near Mill (Ernest Leahy)
Redbournbury, Kingfisher, in Millstream (Ernest Leahy)
South Oxhey, Brambling, female in my Oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Egyptian Goose (Anna Marett+Jean Gundersen)
Watford, Red Kite, over the Holywell Allotments. (Hilary Weston)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, over High Elms Lane (Nigel Denison)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 16 Golden Plover, flying over (Anna Marett+Jean Gundersen)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Anna Marett+Jean Gundersen)

10th Nov: Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher, river Beane Hartham Common (Christopher Benton)
Berkhamsted Common, 50+ Lesser Redpoll (Mike Spittles)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Little Egret (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Grey Wagtail (L. Flower)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Short-eared Owl, on ploughed field 1Km east of Rough-legged Buzzard site (Linda Smith)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 5+ Yellowhammer (Chris Beach)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 3+ Corn Bunting (Chris Beach)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Little Egret (Murray Orchard)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, Showing well (Linda Smith)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Water Rail, minimum of 8 currently on site (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, new river (Christopher Benton)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 21 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Redwing (G Hinton)
Northaw Great Wood, 3 Marsh Tit (Robert Callf)
Northaw Great Wood, 4 Redwing (Robert Callf)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Fieldfare (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Raven, flew low south west cronking (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat, female (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Marsh Tit (Darrel Bryant)
Potters Bar, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Coates)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (William Bishop)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (William Bishop)
Verulamium Park, Egyptian Goose (Richard Coleman)
Watford, 2 Peregrine Falcon, above office buildings, just north of Clarendon Road, 1045 (Jonathan Cook)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Red Kite (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)

9th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Water Rail (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Bengeo (Hertford), 3 Red Kite (Christopher Benton)
Berkhamsted Common, Ring-necked Parakeet (Mike Spittles)
Braughing, Rough-legged Buzzard, still present late afternoon. (Mike Ilett/Anthony Dorman)
Braughing, Short-eared Owl, 15.30 to 16.00 at least at Hay Street in same general area as Rough Legged Buzzard (Anthony Dorman)
Cassiobury Park, 2 Little Owl, calling near top football pitch (Ian Bennell)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Redpoll, flew over (Ian Bennell)
Codicote, 2 Red Kite, High Heath Farm (Alan Ford)
Graffridge Wood (Knebworth Woods), 2 Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Stonechat (Mike Ilett)
Kimpton Mill, 2 Egyptian Goose (Alan Ford)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 24 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 24 Redwing (Chris Bessant)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler (Allan Burrows)
Redbournbury, 6+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 2 Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 12+ Golden Plover (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Owl, calling (Alan Gardiner)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Shilley Green Farm nr Langley, Raven (Alan Ford)
Stanstead Abbotts, 3 Common Snipe, Marsh Lane flood (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Watford, Redwing (Hilary Weston)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c20 Fieldfare (Tony Birch)

8th Nov: Aldwickbury Golf Course, 2 Kingfisher, on R Lea near reservoir
Aldwickbury Golf Course, Red Kite
Aldwickbury Golf Course, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Cetti's Warbler, in front of James Hide (Tom Speller)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Marsh Tit, behind picnic area (Tom Speller)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Kingfisher, male (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Water Rail (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Egret, ringed (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Braughing, Rough-legged Buzzard, showing very well again today in the usual place (Jan Swan, Alan Harris, Gary Gardiner, Rob Murray, Matt Wallace and Maria Mak)
Buntingford, 2 Grey Wagtail, River Rib from bridge near church (Ted Fletcher)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2m,1f (G Lapworth)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 2 Red Kite (Bill Free)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Bill Free)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP (Steven Pearce)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Red Kite (Mike King)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 30 Linnet (Mike King)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 10 Fieldfare (Mike King)
How Wood nr Bricket Wood, Ring-necked Parakeet, being seen and heard regularly in Yewtree End (Catherine Mackenzie Davies)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Redbournbury, Grey Wagtail (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, 100+ Fieldfare (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, Kingfisher (John Fisher)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, 2m,5f (G Lapworth)
Therfield nr Royston, 200 Linnet, in fields by Greys Farm (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 15 Grey Partridge, Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Corn Bunting, Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 4 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 80 Golden Plover, over Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 125 Fieldfare, Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 30 Yellowhammer, in fields along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 5 Redwing (Murray Orchard)
Welwyn Garden City, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, junction of The Links & Valley Road (Anthony Dorman)
Welwyn Garden City, Ring-necked Parakeet, Sloansway (Deborah Dean)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Sand Martin, early morning (Ian Williams)

7th Nov: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, first winter (Barry Reed)
Braughing, Rough-legged Buzzard, showing well this pm Hay Street/Hay Lane (Ade Hall/Nigel Taylor)
Colliers End nr Standon, Barn Owl, hunting over verge near A10 roundabout at 1730 (Chris Beach)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Red Kite, mobbed by crow (John Coleman)
Little Hadham, Marsh Tit, in my garden (Jono Forgham)
Verulamium Park, Kingfisher (Alan Gardiner)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 170 Golden Plover (Jeff Bailey)

6th Nov: Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Fieldfare (Allan Meadows)
Ashwell, Peregrine Falcon, behind Sale Acre/John Sale Close (Alice Porter)
Bricket Wood, Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden (P.Delaloye)
Buckland, c40 Fieldfare, In fields just east of Buckland (Keith Overall)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 3 Stonechat, Males - 1 x former sheep field + 1 x from concrete path + on fence near University playing fields (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), c20 Fieldfare (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Redwing (David Wheatcroft)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, flew W over usual hillside fields towards A10 at 15.30 (Murray Orchard)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Red Kite (Allan Meadows)
Maple Cross, Brambling, male with Chaffinches in my garden. (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G Hinton)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Wigeon (G Hinton)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on the lettering of Southgate House at 08.50. (Alan Ford)
Stocker's Farm, Raven, over going south (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl, behind dung heap (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem along farm road (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Goldeneye, male 3fem (G Lapworth)
Wadesmill nr Ware, 5 Red Kite, Anchor Lane (Allan Meadows)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Red Kite, near netteldon horse paddock (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Dunlin (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup, juv (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard, m+f (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 64 Golden Plover (S Blake)

5th Nov: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Grey Wagtail (L. Flower)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, still being watched to at least 1515 (Murray Brown/Patty Briggs et. al.)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Fieldfare, near R-lB (Murray Brown)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 2+ Red Kite (Murray Brown)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
St Albans, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, over City Station (John Pritchard)

4th Nov: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Kingfisher (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Little Egret (Rob Stubbs)
Benington, Barn Owl (Kathy Sharman)
Bramfield village, 170 Golden Plover, ranging both sides of Holly Grove road (Simon Knott)
Bramfield village, Stonechat, female on footpath west of Holly Grove Road (Simon Knott)
East Hyde, 5 Red Kite (Francis Dowley)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 2 Red Kite (Simon West)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, juvenile viewable from lane that runs from Hay Street west to the A10. Still at 1.45. Went to roost at 16.30 (Mike ilett/S West/L Evans)
Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, Hemel water gardens (James Collins)
Hemel Hempstead, Brambling, female. Adeyfield. (Michael Howard)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
Maple Cross, 2 Golden Plover, field south of the estate. (Chris Bessant)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, Little Owl (Patty Briggs)
Puckeridge, Marsh Tit (Murray Orchard)
Redbourn, Golden Plover, over Nicholls Farm (Peter Tallantire)
St Albans, Grey Wagtail, on roof of St Saviour's church (Andrew Steele)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Goldeneye, fem,from causeway (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8 Tree Sparrow (A Gardiner/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Little Egret (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Peregrine Falcon (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Verulamium Park, Raven, over lake this morning (Rupert Evershed)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Little Egret (Rupert Evershed)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2 Kingfisher (Rupert Evershed)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Rupert Evershed)
Watton at Stone, 7 Red Kite, over fields between by-pass and High Elms Lane. (Nigel Denison)

3rd Nov: Hatfield, c100 Golden Plover, flying over fields to the west of the A1M, north of the tunnel (Chris Bessant)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, in same area as yesterday, present at 15:00 (Alex Quig/Rupert Evershed et al.)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 2 Tree Sparrow (Lee G R Evans)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 8 Yellowhammer (Lee G R Evans)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 6 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Redwing, Oughtonhead common (Tom Speller)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Water Rail, Oughtonhead common, opposite no. 4 post, in between the two new wooden walkways. (Tom Speller)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Oughtonhead common (Tom Speller)
Tewinbury Reserve, Little Egret, on river, east end of reserve
Therfield Heath, Barn Owl, Wicker Hall area (Martin Johnson)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Stonechat, Male. North of public right of way. (Jenny Sherwen)

2nd Nov: Graveley nr Stevenage, Barn Owl, At 21:30 seen landing on fence post on road from Baldock within a couple of hundred metres from A1M slip road. (Christopher Hughes)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Red Kite, over Braughing village (Murray Orchard)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, juvenile from minor road west of Hay Street. Between Hay Street and A10 at TL387257 (Mike ilett)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 65 Fieldfare, in trees along old railway/River Rib in same general area as R/L Buzzard (Murray Orchard)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Mediterranean Gull, adult winter in roost (Tony Blake / Steve Murray)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Goldeneye (Tony Blake / Steve Murray)
Redbournbury, 8+ Golden Plover, over fields towards Harpenden (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 12 Fieldfare (John Pritchard)
St Albans, 8+ Red Kite, Windridge Farm area (Alan Gardiner)

1st Nov: Benington, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 15 Golden Plover, over
Hoddesdon, 22 Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders in Stanstead Road (Roland Power)
Howe Green nr Essendon, 2 Stonechat
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, Broad Mead female (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Lemsford Springs, 5 Redwing (Andrew Steele)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Green Sandpiper (Gareth Dagnall)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, 65 Fieldfare, flying over (Gareth Dagnall)
Prae Wood nr St Albans, 2 Red Kite, over the A414 (Jeff Bailey)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 30+ Fieldfare, flying west (John Pritchard)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Goldeneye, fem from causeway (G Lapworth/T Hulls)
Stocking Pelham, Barn Owl, 1 mile to the east (Andy Brown)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Stonechat (Chris Dee)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Peregrine Falcon, adult (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (Steve Blake)

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