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24th Aug: Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Sandpiper, together around main lake 6.15am (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Ring-necked Parakeet, trees at SE corner of main lake (Tom Speller)

23rd Aug: Batford, 2 Wheatear, on wire fencing in farmers field by Common lane (Darin Stanley)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Marsh Harrier, mid morning (Allan Meadows)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Other, Black Swan Cygnus atratus - boating lake north end TL253240, later seen at south end TL252238 (David Inward)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Stonechat, juvenile or female at top of hill by Round Wood (Rupert Evershed)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Green Sandpiper (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Janet and Francis Dowley)
Nashe's Farm nr St Albans, Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, tall bushes nr centre (by abandoned cars!) flew towards NW corner nr traveller site (Tom Speller)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, adults from Draper hide
Sandridge nr St Albans, 4 House Martin, six nest under eaves of one house in Langley Grove (Steven Pearce)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Osprey, present again on same branch as yesterday but distant. Probably juvenile (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 10 Egyptian Goose (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Kingfisher, probable family group (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Marsh Harrier, juvenile at 11:00 flew through (Alan Gardiner et al)
Verulamium Park, 20+ Swift, over Grebe House (Paul Thrush)
Watford, Yellow Wagtail, flew South over KGV playing fields (Ian Bennell)
Watford, 6 Swift, flew South over KGv playing fields (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Swallow (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper, from Hide (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, along hedgerow from new outflow (Jeff Bailey)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Whinchat, on dung heap.still present in evening (G Lapworth)

22nd Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Swift (William Last)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Mandarin
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Osprey, flew through (William Last)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Tern, East pool (Simon Knott)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8 Green Sandpiper
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Common Tern, 2 adults and 3 juv (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Egret (Vicky Buckel)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Osprey (Phill Luckhurst)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Osprey, in tree at south end of lake (Paul Lewis)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Tern (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Shelduck, juv (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Watton at Stone, 2 Red Kite (Tony Barrett)
Watton at Stone, Hobby (Tony Barrett)
West End nr Essendon, Hobby, mobbed by swallows
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Little Egret (G Hinton et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swallow, 17:00 (G Hinton et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (G Hinton et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher (G Hinton et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ringed Plover (G Hinton et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Tern (G Hinton et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (G Hinton et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, with greylag (G Hinton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl, in old orchard (John Fordham)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat, on dung heap (John Fordham)

21st Aug: Baldock, 5 Swift (Ian Hall)
Brickendon, 15+ Siskin, mobile flock feeding in private woodland (Allan Meadows)
Broxbourne Woods - Broxbourne Wood, Red Kite (Alan Jackson)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Kingfisher, Millennium (boating) lake 7am (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Other, Black Swan, Main Lake (Alan Ford)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Hertford, Osprey, over Sele Farm, towards Panshanger Park, 5.15pm (Allan Burrows)
Kings Langley, 50+ Swallow, hunting insects over trees adjacent to The Young Pretender pub at 7am (Ian Bennell)
Langley nr Stevenage, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Dyes Farm (Alan Ford)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Spotted Flycatcher (Allan Burrows)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Stevenage, 3 Red Kite, High Broomin Wood (Alan Ford)
Stocker's Lake, Green Sandpiper (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Red-crested Pochard, Inc 4 eclipse make and 2 female (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Wigeon (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Common Tern (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Little Egret (Paul Lewis)
Tewin, Hobby (Nigel Denison)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 5 Common Sandpiper (Clive harding)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Shelduck (Clive Harding)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Tony Kavanagh)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat (G Lapworth/ J Chapman)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth/ J Chapman)

20th Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Snipe (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Tom Speller)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Kingfisher (Robin Hilton)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Stanstead Abbotts, Swift (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Tern (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Red Kite (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Shelduck, Juvenile (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Greenshank (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Green Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth/T Hulls)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Raven, over (G Lapworth/T Hulls)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 5 Red Kite (G Lapworth/T Hulls)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat, on dung heap (G Lapworth/T Hulls)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth/T Hulls)

19th Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Swift (Jane Free)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, Kingfisher (Geoff Young)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 13 Swift, heading south 7.45-8pm (Tom Speller)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, still from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Green Sandpiper, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Little Egret, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Shelduck, juvenile (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ringed Plover (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Tern (S Blake)
Verulamium Park, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Bill Free)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1ad & 4juv, horse paddock, Nettleden Rd (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)

18th Aug: Hadham Hall, Common Sandpiper, at lagoon east of the hall (Jono Forgham)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male in eclipse (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Verulamium Park, Barnacle Goose (Luke Brookes)
West Hyde, Wheatear, female/immature (Paul Lewis)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret, six pairs nested successfully this year on the Drayton Bank (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (G Lapworth)

17th Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Goldeneye (Rob stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Dunlin (Rob stubbs)
Berkhamsted Common, 6 Raven (Mike Spittles)
Great Gaddesden, Little Egret, along R Gade, colour-ringed LAON(4);RANW(X), hatched at Verulamium Park this spring (L. Flower)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Whinchat, fence between Hollow Mead & Stockade Mead at 5:30pm (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Sandpiper, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 10 Green Sandpiper, all from draper hide (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garganey (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 7 Common Tern, 3 adults 4 juveniles (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard, two drakes (eclipse) (Graham Clark)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Common Tern (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (David Booth / Steve Blake / Terry Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Greenshank (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Green Sandpiper (David Booth / Steve Blake / Terry Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner)
Welwyn Garden City, 12+ Swift, passage birds over Gresley Close (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail, near steps to farm shop 15:50 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret, 14:05 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Red Kite, 13:00 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, by willow back into reeds cemetery corner 16:20 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher, 14:15 in front of hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper, to right of hide (G Hinton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Steve carter)

16th Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Pintail, from viewpoint (Phil Ball)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, Fishing on river on station moor 06:25 (G Hinton)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Hobby (Robin Pearson)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 5 Little Egret, heading towards lakes at dusk (Alan Winn)
Harpenden Common, Red Kite (Robin Pearson)
Lemsford Springs, Common Snipe (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Raven (Nick Goss)
Radwell nr Baldock, Kingfisher, male at river. (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Osprey, soaring in the distance (Luke Brookes)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male in eclipse (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Hobby, chasing Swallows (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (A Blake/T A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Greenshank (Clifford Smout)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redshank, heard (S Blake/T A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Kingfisher (S Blake/T A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (S Blake/T A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Swallow (S Blake/T A Smith)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Greenshank, flew in at 5.45 and off at 7.20pm (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Yellow Wagtail, over jetty (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Egret (Ian Williams)

15th Aug: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, plus at least three young. (France's Hurst)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Greenshank, from viewpoint (Phil Ball)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Tern, Main lake (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Swift (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Kingfisher, Millennium/boating lake (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Other, Black swan, main lake (Tom Speller)
Letchworth, 2 House Martin (Luke Brookes)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Tern (G Hinton)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 40+ House Martin, over Daniells estate (Anders Gray)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Swallow, from Startops farm (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher, near hide on fallen tree (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Swallow, around pumping station (G Hinton)
Ware, Swift, over the town this afternoon (Mike Baverstock)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 2 Marsh Tit (Clive Harding)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Little Egret (G Hinton)

14th Aug: Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Kingfisher (Alan Winn)
Hatfield Garden Village, Osprey, flying over fields between Stanborough GP and Ellenbrook Fields, towards latter (Steven Pearce)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Greenshank, in flight (Jack Fearnside)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Owl (John Pritchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (Tony Kavanagh)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Little Egret (RP)

13th Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Egyptian Goose (Clive Harding)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 12 Swift (Clive Harding)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Swift, over & around village (G Hinton)
Flamstead village, Hobby, field behind Parsons Close
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, Stonechat (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Egret (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake et al)

12th Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Greenshank (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Dunlin (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher, from white hide (Rob Stubbs)
Berkhamsted, Wheatear, Berkhamstead cricket club (Derek Pratt)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Swift, over village area (G Hinton)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Hobby (David Wheatcroft)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern, main lake (Alan Ford)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Other, Black Swan - main lake (Alan Ford)
Hertford, Red Kite, Hertingfordbury Road TL319125 (David Inward)
Little Hadham, 3 Hobby, 2 juveniles, 1adult returning frequently to nest site before heading off over fields, calling continually. (Jono Forgham)
Radwell nr Baldock, Hobby, flying near car park (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Red Kite, flew over river (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 adults and at least 1 juvenile (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Kingfisher (Luke Brookes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garganey (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 7 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Little Egret, sailing club (Jane Free)
Stevenage, 5 Swift, over old town 2030 (Tom Speller)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby, over the causeway briefly. (Simon West)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Greenshank, on spit with Lapwings at 4.25 p.m. (Simon West)
West Hyde, Hobby, hunting dragonflies low over crops. (Paul Lewis)

11th Aug: Berkhamsted, 10+ House Martin (Mike Spittles)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Swift, still around village area (G Hinton)
Cassiobury Park, Kingfisher, on the river Gade (Hilary Weston)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Whinchat, around horse paddock, Nettleden Rd (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 9+ Yellow Wagtail, bred locally (L. Flower)

10th Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (William last)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Crossbill, flew over (William Last)
Hatfield Garden Village, 20+ Swift (Ian Taylor)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Common Tern, feeding on canal behind cricket club (Derek Pratt)
King's Walden, 75 House Martin, over Frogmore stable yard, adults + juvs (Rachel Keen)
Maple Cross, 7 House Martin (Chris Bessant)
Royston, 23+ Swift, over industrial site/A505 near Tesco's (Gareth Rees)
Sarratt, 3 Raven, in flight calling (Charlie Ramsay)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Greenshank (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Egret (S Blake)
Whitwell, Grey Partridge, in field edge on the byway up from Nine Wells Watercress farm.

9th Aug: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, river bulbourne 16:45 (G Hinton)
Brookmans Park, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, mobbing Red Kite
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Other, Black Swan, Main Lake (Alan Ford)
Harpenden, Red Kite, Luton Road near Park Mount TL12711516 (David Inward)
Hartham (Hertford), 2 Common Tern, River Lee Navigation (Simon Knott)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Red Kite, over Adeyfield/Leverstock area (Michael Howard)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wheatear, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
Langley nr Stevenage, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Dyes Farm (Alan Ford)
Panshanger Park, Hobby (Alan Gardiner)
Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Little Egret, at river (Luke Brookes)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Tony Kavanagh/Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 22 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh/Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Tony Kavanagh/Steve Blake)

8th Aug: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Swift, over village (G Hinton)
Buntingford, Green Sandpiper, over twice, presumably feeding along the River Rib (Chris Beach)
Great Offley, Spotted Flycatcher, Offley Ho Farm (Michael Hooper)
Great Offley, Yellow Wagtail, Offley Ho Farm (Michael Hooper)
Harpenden, 2 Red Kite, over Lambourn Gardens (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over Ninesprings Way (Callum Peel)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Tree Sparrow (S Blake/A Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Kingfisher, on River Colne (S Blake/A Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redshank (S Blake/A Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake/A Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (S Blake/A Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ringed Plover (S Blake/A Gardiner)

7th Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, Raven, calling from cedar (Alan Gardiner)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 3 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Little Egret, on lagoon edge (Alan Gardiner)
Hatfield Park - Home Park, Firecrest
Hatfield Park - Home Park, 2 Spotted Flycatcher
Hitchin, Red Kite, over (John Coleman)
Maple Cross, Red Kite, over M25 (Penny Fanthorpe)
Maple Cross, 8 House Martin, Horn Hill Road. (Penny Fanthorpe)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, South end of grazing common (Tom Speller)
Pitstone No 2 Quarry, Corn Bunting, on post briefly in song, fields between quarry and Pitstone Hill (Neil Harwood)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Common Snipe, from draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, eclipse male and female still from draper (Allan Meadows)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Owl (John Pritchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Tree Sparrow, in usual tree back of main pit (Terry A Smith/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Little Egret (Terry A Smith/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 18 Common Tern (Terry A Smith/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Sandpiper (Terry A Smith/R Flesher)

6th Aug: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, by station moor / grand union at 13:30 (G Hinton)
Grove Mill nr Watford, 5 Mandarin, all females on the Grand Union Canal. (Hilary Weston)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Common Tern, feeding in canal behind cricket club 12.15pm (Derek Pratt)
Panshanger Park, Little Owl (Keith Smith)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, Male (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 21 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Terry A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Sandpiper (Terry A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Snipe, seen from back view point (Terry A Smith)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth)

5th Aug: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Red Kite (Peter Oaks)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Mandarin, female (Peter Oaks)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Common Sandpiper (Peter Oaks)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Great Black-backed Gull (Peter Oaks)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Egyptian Goose (Peter Oaks)
Bishop's Stortford, 2 House Martin, Millars 3 area (Peter Oaks)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Little Owl, along White Horse Lane on ground in passing place nr White Horse pub end (Penny Fanthorpe)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Hobby (Robin Pearson)
Long Marston, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 adult and at least 1 fully fledged juv, between All Saints church yard and Church View gardens. (Matthew Rossor)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Swallow, 2ads and 2 juvs (Steve Carter)
Nashe's Farm nr St Albans, c40 Swallow, Nashe's Farm Lane this evening (Alan Winn)
OTHER (give details in comments box), 5 Little Egret, River Ver -Sopwell mill (David Harpin)
Redbourn, 3 Red Kite (Robin Pearson)
Rothamsted Park nr Harpenden, 2+ Little Owl (Caroline Stanton/Murray Brown)
Stevenage, 30 Swift, over old town at 2030 (Tom Speller)
Weston Park, 2 Little Owl (Frances Hurst)

4th Aug: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Hobby, over Easneye Wood (Peter Oaks)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Harrier, flew through toward Hoddesdon. + 10 swifts (William Last)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Other, Black Swan Main Lake (Alan Ford)
High Cross nr Standon, Red Kite, over Marshalls Lane. (Dr Richard Melarange)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Oystercatcher (Vicky Buckel)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (S Blake)

3rd Aug: Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Sandpiper, main lake (Alan Ford)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Other, Black Swan, main lake (Alan Ford)
Graveley nr Stevenage, Hobby (Clive Brackenbury)
Hatfield Garden Village, 7+ Swift, heading south (John Moss)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over Windmill Hill central Hitchin 13:00hrs (Nigel Agarl)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher, Draper Hide (Tony Kavanagh)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Dunlin, adult (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Snipe (Tony Kavanagh)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8 Green Sandpiper (Tony Kavanagh)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 7 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Stevenage, 7 Grey Partridge, Covey of two adults and five young at the rear of Lister Hospital towards Garden Centre (Clive Brackenbury)
Stocker's Farm, Hobby, mobbed by a dozen or so Swallow (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male in eclipse (G Lapworth/P Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, male with fish at nest site (G Lapworth/P Lewis)
West Wood nr Great Offley, Red Kite (Callum Peel)

2nd Aug: Hitchin, Red Kite, over Wyevale Garden Centre (Nigel Agar)
Newgate Wood nr Hunsdon, Osprey, flying south at 12.06pm (Kelvin Watkins)
Radwell nr Baldock, 20c House Martin, at picnic area (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Red Kite (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Kingfisher (Luke Brookes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (S Blake)

1st Aug: Ashwell, 60+ Swift, flying south (Andrew Coates)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 25+ Swift, over village screaming in the rain at 19:40 (G Hinton)
Buntingford, 15+ Swift (Andrew Coates)
Colney Heath, Kingfisher, fishing lake by football club (Steve Evans)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2+ Redstart, TL221083. Calling from dense bushes, only seen in flight (David Wheatcroft)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Sandpiper, south end of main lake (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern (Tom Speller)
Radwell nr Baldock, Kingfisher, male (Luke Brookes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Dunlin, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garganey, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Tony Kavanagh)
Waltham Cross, 22 Ring-necked Parakeet, south over the M25, west of junction 25 at 1835hrs (Lee G R Evans)

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Record submissions for our website

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or if you prefer via BTO Birdtrack

Where you have a lot of records to submit (e.g. covering a period of months, an annual submission, or breeding summary), please use our spread sheet. Download the 2014 data entry sheet and save it somewhere on your PC, it is pre-loaded with all the species and sites. Please then email to the Herts Bird Recorder. This is the preferred format for submission of a large volume of records and will enable swift transfer of your records to the Club’s main database. This helps to keep the recording and annual report process up to date. Please read these notes on how to use the records entry spread sheet.

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Rare birds

We ask you to submit additional information using this rare birds description form to support records of nationally or locally rare birds listed in this guidance note.