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30th Oct: Lemsford Springs, 4 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair near dung heap (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Siskin (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 120 Golden Plover, field between M25 & Mill End houses. TQ037943 (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Grey Wagtail (G Lapworth)

29th Oct: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Yellow-browed Warbler, in willows between James hide and the water vole information board at 7 am (Barry Reed)
Hanbury Manor nr Ware, 2 Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Stocker's Lake, 6+ Siskin, NW corner of lake by River Colne. (David Neal)

28th Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Little Egret (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Common Sandpiper (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Bittern, seen 3 times around the reedbeds from the James Hide.
Croxley Common Moor, Grey Wagtail (Albert Callewaert)
Cuffley, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Keith Smith)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Mediterranean Gull, adult winters in roost. (Tony Blake/Steve Murray)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, East pool but elusive (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler (Christopher Benton)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Red Kite (Christopher Benton)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 100 Golden Plover, on field at OS ref TQ03059405 east of M25. (Roger Dewey)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House (Rob Stubbs)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, (a pair) (Andrew Moon)
Ware, 3 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100+ Golden Plover (Adam Booth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 55 Golden Plover, high over the fields (Andrew Moon)

27th Oct: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, Station Moor (L.Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Kingfisher, Harding's Moor. Parent (m) trying to encourage youngster (f) off territory (L.Flower)
Braughing, Kingfisher, at Quinbury (Paula Moore)
Braughing, 4 Redwing, over Pentlows Hill (Paula Moore)
Braughing, 2 Brambling, Pentlows Hill (Paula Moore)
Cuffley, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Keith Smith)
East Hyde, Kingfisher (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, 2 Red Kite (John Kendrick)
Flamstead village, 3 Raven, soaring over Majestic Trees (Tim Hill)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Whinchat, 3 juv. (B.Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Stonechat, adult pair. (B.Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 40+ Redwing (B.Harper)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Lesser Redpoll (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, female on the causeway (Simon Knott)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, 2 Whitethroat, 2juv (B.Harpers)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Fieldfare, over
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Mediterranean Gull, 2ndW (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (R Coombes/S Blake)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, over garden (Tony Barrett)
Wyddial, Merlin, female over arable fields (Steve Austin)

26th Oct: Brocket Park, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Vocal pair investigating tree hole (Clifford Smout)
Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 2 Red Kite (Alan Jackson)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, Merlin, In flight then perched from bottom of hill (Mike ilett)
East Hyde, Grey Wagtail (David & Liz Lyons)
East Hyde, 2 Red Kite (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
Harpenden, Red Kite, Derwent Road (David Lyons)
High Wych nr Sawbridgeworth, Ring-necked Parakeet, Over my garden calling loudly (Laurence Drummond)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, 2 Raven, Flying over. (Herts BNA)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Along the Ippollits Brook at the back of Brook View (Nigel Agar)
Hoddesdon, 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders Stanstead Road, 9.10am (Roland Power)
Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (Lee Batten)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat, nr traveller site (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 8 Grey Partridge, nr traveller site (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, c40 Redwing (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Woodcock, flushed from the 'dip' near centre of the site. flew east (Tom Speller)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Red Kite (Nigel Agar)
Radwell nr Baldock, 3 Little Egret, In evening roost (Mike ilett)
Redbournbury, Stonechat, male on fence post by the river Ver (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Stonechat (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Pintail, immature drake, Gadwall hide (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Water Rail (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 200 Golden Plover (Barry Reed)
Welwyn Garden City, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, including one leucistic individual, feeding on apple in Valley Road garden (Yves Gisseleire)

25th Oct: Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Peregrine Falcon, adult (Barry Reed)
Cassiobury Park, Kingfisher (Hilary Weston)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Frances Hurst)
Flamstead village, Little Egret, river Ver off Hollybush Lane (David McGrath)
Harpenden, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, in back garden. (Robin Pearson)
Hemel Hempstead, Lesser Redpoll, over my Bennetts End garden this afternoon (Ian Bennell)
Hertford, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, Balls Park around 11.30am (Nicola Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Kingfisher, m & f (Tom Speller)
Lemsford Springs, Redwing (Tom Speller)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Tom Speller)
Lemsford Springs, Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper, R white over green, L ? R blue over white, L blue R red over blue, L yellow R green over orange L yellow R blue over red, L blue unringed Possible 7th R green over white, L? (Tom Speller)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Andrew Steele)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Little Egret (Gareth Dagnall)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Green Sandpiper (Gareth Dagnall)
Letchworth Sewage Treatment Works, Water Rail (Gareth Dagnall)
Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead, Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee Batten)
Redbourn, Peregrine Falcon, Driven off kill at Nicholls FM by Red Kite (Peter Tallantire)
Rickmansworth, Grey Plover, flew low west over Highfield Way calling constantly at 08.45 (Andrew Moon)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem, by dung heap (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Lesser Redpoll (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Grey Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Stocking Pelham, Red Kite (Andy Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, 10 Mandarin, five males and five females bathing in Mimram at 7.45. (Anthony Cooper & Simon Priestnall)

24th Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Yellow-browed Warbler, calling near the picnic tables, between the Lee Navigation and the railway, just prior to dusk (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Grey Wagtail (Allan Meadows)
Astonbury Wood nr Stevenage, Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Brocket Park, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, in large trees by river (Ken & Linda Smith)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 20 Redwing, over (Alan Gardiner)
Hemel Hempstead, Mediterranean Gull, adult winter over my Bennetts End garden (Ian Bennell)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Siskin, over (Derek Turner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 13 Redwing, over (Derek Turner)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Old Hale Way, allotment site (Nigel Agar)
Hoddesdon, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, over John Warner school (Roland Power)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Ken & Linda Smith)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Ken & Linda Smith)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Ken & Linda Smith)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Ken & Linda Smith)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail, garden pond (Anna Marett)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Aerodrome, Barn Owl (Keith smith)
Tewinbury Reserve, Grey Wagtail (Keith Overall)
Tewinbury Reserve, Water Rail (Keith Overall)
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher (Keith Overall)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
White Hall Farm nr Stevenage, Little Egret (Alan Ford)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Scaup, juvenile still (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 75 Golden Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)

23rd Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Redpoll sp., heard flying over (Murray Orchard)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Marsh Tit (Allan Meadows)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Cetti's Warbler, singing males (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat (Allan Meadows)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP (David Wheatcroft)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Stonechat, female (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 12 Redwing (Joan Thompson)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, Grey Wagtail (Joan Thompson)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, Fieldfare (Joan Thompson)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Stonechat, m+f by mounds (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 12 Redwing (David Wheatcroft)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Red Kite (Michael Howard)
Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon, flying over Stanstead Road towards Rye Meads (Roland Power)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
North Watford, Lesser Redpoll, flew west (Ian Bennell)
Puckeridge, Grey Wagtail (Murray Orchard)
South Oxhey, 16 Ring-necked Parakeet, my Oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, On the, "S" of Southgate House at 16.30. (Alan Ford/David Inward)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair by dung heap (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Grey Wagtail (G Lapworth)
Therfield Heath, Barn Owl, Wicker Hall. (Tony Cobb)
Watford, 44 Ring-necked Parakeet, KGV playing fields (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Curlew (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c80 Golden Plover (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail, m+f (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, female (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Peregrine Falcon (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (S Blake)

22nd Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Barry Reed)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Stonechat (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Mediterranean Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Kingfisher, on river Bulbourne (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Grey Wagtail, on river Bulbourne (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, by river Bulbourne (L. Flower)
Broxbourne Woods - Broxbourne Wood, Marsh Tit, feeding on Beech mast, first for a few years here. (Laurence Drummond)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail, Gardens of the Rose ponds (Connor McGrath)
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Redwing (Steve Blake)
Great Gaddesden, 7 Red Kite (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Peregrine Falcon, circling (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 5 Common Snipe (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 4 Redwing (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Little Egret (Dan Forder)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Stonechat (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 20 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5.30pm, flying south. (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 4 Red Kite, Between Maple Cross and West Hyde (Chris Bessant)
Puckeridge, 3 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Therfield Heath, Stonechat, opposite car park on golf course, Therfield Road (Trevor Percival)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Red Kite, over at 11am (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Black Redstart, still at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Stonechat, male at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Ring-necked Parakeet, S over horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Little Owl, calling behind horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Waterend nr Wheathampstead, 6 Fieldfare (Ann Doubleday)
Wheathampstead, 6 Redwing (Ann Doubleday)
Wheathampstead, Redstart (Ann Doubleday)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Pintail (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 80 Golden Plover (Joan Thompson/ Anna Marett)

21st Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Jack Snipe (Barry Reed)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 25+ Redwing, Lower Roughdown (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Marsh Harrier, message received saying bird was roosting on gas tower frame near London Road between Bulbourne meadows & Roughdown Common until 8.15 at least (Dan Forder)
Redbourn, 2 Kingfisher, separate sites (Ernest Leahy)
Rusling End nr Langley, Red Kite (Julie Wise)
Rusling End nr Langley, 2 Marsh Tit, on garden feeder (Julie Wise)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Wigeon (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)

20th Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Marsh Tit (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Raven, One west over the viewpoint (Laurence Drummond)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Siskin (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-browed Warbler, bird calling but elusive and showed well briefly between viewpoint and James Hide at approx 11am (Darrel Bryant & Laurence Drummond)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat, in front of Gladwin hide (Jenny Sherwen)
Bishop's Stortford, 10 Grey Partridge, Covey of about ten in a field adjacent to Hoggates Wood. (Richard Melarange)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail, Gardens of the Rose ponds (Connor McGrath)
Hemel Hempstead, Marsh Harrier, female type W over Two Waters from Apsley then circling / harrying at Bulbourne Moor, Boxmoor before going west (Dan Forder)
Hitchin, 3 Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Green Sandpiper (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Murray Brown)
Lemsford Springs, 4+ Little Egret (Murray Brown)
Maple Cross, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, Overhead calling Denham way (Steve Carter)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House (Rob Stubbs)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Barnacle Goose (A Gardiner/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (A Gardiner/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Water End nr Brookmans Park, Red Kite, near A1(M) (David Inward)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Black Redstart, at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Stonechat, 1m 1f at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Corn Bunting, at horse paddock W end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2+ Swallow, west end of Nettleden Road (Dan Forder)
Waterford, Red Kite (Christopher Benton)
Waterford, Kingfisher (Christopher Benton)
Waterford Marsh, 30 Redwing (Christopher Benton)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Pintail (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40 Golden Plover (Richard Ness)

19th Oct: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, second bird around picnic area before bridge that crosses R Lee (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Jay Ward)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Fieldfare (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Stonechat (Barry Reed)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Ann Lee)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Stonechat, on fence by permissive bridleway (Alan Gardiner)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Grey Wagtail, Watercress beds (L. Flower)
Great Gaddesden, Red Kite, Watercress beds (L. Flower)
Hatfield Garden Village, Green Sandpiper, Stanborough GP, north of Hatfield Garden Village. (Steven Pearce)
Hitchin, 30 Redwing, at dawn (Lee G R Evans)
Hitchin, 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Maple Cross, 19 Redwing, 9.30am flying west. (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, chasing c300 Starlings by Chalfont Lane /M25 Bridge. (Chris Bessant)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Kingfisher (Tom Speller)
Redbournbury, 2 Stonechat, between Shafford Farm and Veolia works (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 8+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Grey Wagtail (David & Sarah Lyons)
Redbournbury, Ring Ouzel, male in field between Redbourn Road and River Ver opposite New Jeromes Farm, flew off towards Veolia works. (John Pritchard)
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher (Christopher Benton)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Wheatear, in field east of Icknield Way (Jean Gray)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Whinchat, in field north of main pit (Alan Gardiner)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Weston Park, Grey Wagtail (Frances Hurst)
Whitwell, Barn Owl, hunting along verge outside Whitwell on Lilley Bottom Road around 7pm (Julie Wise)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Scaup, juveniles, seen first by David Bilcock (Roy Hargreaves (FoTR))
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Scaup, juveniles visible from car park steps (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Lee G R Evans)

18th Oct: Hertford, Kingfisher, River Beane at Cowbridge (Christopher Benton)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 24 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Redbourn, 50+ Redwing, couple of flocks around Nicholls Fm during course of day. One 50+ other smaller (Peter Tallantire)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Red Kite, Drifted north over Toll Road around 11am. (Jan Swan & Rob Murray)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Ware, 4 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 3 Stonechat, all males (Barry Reed)

17th Oct: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret (Frank Manfield)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (Frank Manfield)
Buckland, 10 Grey Partridge, pair with 8 full grown juveniles (Murray Orchard)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 5 Stonechat, 2 along track from car park to Pudler's Wood and 3 in field on east side of Round Wood (Rupert Evershed)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 50 Redwing (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Siskin (Rupert Evershed)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat (Darrel Bryant)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 73 Redwing, five groups (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Peregrine Falcon, over at 08.50 (Murray Orchard)
Sandridge nr St Albans, 20+ Redwing, Over St. Albans Road (Jennifer Gilbert)
Stanstead Abbotts, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair along farm road (Paul Lewis)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Little Owl, Two calling at Park Farm at dusk (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Merlin, one sitting in large arable field E of Icknield Way near Mile End Farm was joined by a second. One (probably both) flew off low towards Greys Farm at 17.30 (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 48 Grey Partridge, feeding in fields either side of Icknield Way approaching dusk (Murray Orchard)
Ware, 2 Red Kite, over Musley Hill (Derrick Ling)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), Marsh Tit (nigel liley/clive harding)
Welwyn Garden City, Grey Wagtail (Murray Brown)
Weston, Ring Ouzel, In private garden (Susan Walsby)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 106 Golden Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Lee G R Evans)

16th Oct: Bengeo (Hertford), 25 Redwing (Simon Knott)
Great Gaddesden, Little Egret, in stream near garden centre (G Hinton)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 5 Stonechat, TL198084 - near mounds (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Stonechat, TL190082 - female (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 30+ Redwing, Over (David Wheatcroft)
Hitchin, Red Kite (Andrew Coates)
Hitchin, 80+ Redwing (Andrew Coates)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 35 Redwing (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, east pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Red Kite (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, adult flew west over M25 (just west of Maple Cross) (Andrew Moon)
Maple Cross, 21 Redwing (Chris Bessant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 south western corner then flew south west 2nd bird north western corner both birds elusive (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Woodcock (Darrel Bryant)
Puckeridge, 2 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 527 Redwing, Total of 14 flocks numbering 3 to 150 flying SW between 09.50 and 10.50 (sample count) (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Swallow, Flying S (Murray Orchard)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 2+ Marsh Tit, Pentley Park entrance (Murray Brown)
St Albans, 30+ Redwing, over Sandridge Road (Andrew Steele)
Tewinbury Reserve, 2 Kingfisher (Andy Brown)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)

15th Oct: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Merlin (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 10 Little Egret (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Dunlin (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Stonechat (Barry Reed)
Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher (Simon Knott)
Benington, Barn Owl (Kathy Sharman)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 400+ Redwing, groups of 60-100+ over Westbrook Hay in an hour. Mostly heading west (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Swallow, over Westbrook Hay, heading north (L. Flower)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 11 Grey Partridge (Steve Akrill)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Common Snipe, on flooded field/scrape area (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Kingfisher (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Harpenden, 19 Redwing (Tim Hill)
Hatfield, 3 Grey Wagtail, On building roof in Old Town (Kathy Sharman)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wheatear (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Woodcock, flushed along western edge (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 100+ Redwing (Darrel Bryant)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Red-crested Pochard (Mike Ilett)
Tewin, Grey Wagtail (Ivan Judd)
Tewin, Little Egret, in Mimram (Ivan Judd)
Therfield Heath, Stonechat, East side of rifle range (A Beale)
Therfield nr Royston, 18 Golden Plover (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 60 Redwing (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, Ring Ouzel, Flew up from bushes along Icknield Way near Therfield and flew off S with small group of Song Thrush/Redwings at 17.15 (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 15 Grey Partridge (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 22 Corn Bunting, Icknield Way; also 100+ yellowhammer and 300+ linnet (Martin Johnson)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Clive Harding)
Walkern Park Farm, Red Kite (Steve Akrill)
Ware, Red Kite, Over A602 on way out of Ware towards Stevenage (Rob Stubbs)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret, one colour ringed - orange on right leg with (9) and yellow on left leg with (D) (Mike Ilett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Mike Ilett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Mike Ilett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (Mike Ilett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail (Alan Gardiner)

14th Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Kingfisher, River Lee (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Mediterranean Gull, adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 200 Redwing (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Stonechat, female-type (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1200+ Redwing, mostly heading west 12.00-18.00 (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Rock Pipit (Barry Reed)
Berkhamsted Common, 3 Common Snipe, flying north (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 30+ Redwing (Mike Spittles)
Bovingdon, 25 + Redwing (Lee Batten)
Dawley Wood nr Tewin, 20+ Redwing, Flying over wood towards Welwyn. (Kevin Wright)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Ring Ouzel, female showing well on hawthorn hedge half a mile north east of Fanhams Hall (Andy Catchpole)
Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Grey Wagtail (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Swallow (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 7 Common Snipe, at flood meadow N of Hemel Garden Centre (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, C.380 Redwing, in small flocks early morning (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Little Egret (Dan Forder)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Whinchat (B Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 8 Stonechat (B Harper)
Hemel Hempstead, C.38 Redwing, W over Corner Hall / Boxmoor (Dan Forder)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Richard Ness)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Grey Wagtail (Richard Ness)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Green Sandpiper (Richard Ness)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher, female (Richard Ness)
Letchworth, 7 Fieldfare (Andrew Coates)
Letchworth, 3 Swallow (Andrew Coates)
Letchworth, 400+ Redwing, in flocks throughout the morning (Andrew Coates)
Maple Cross, 180 Redwing, flying west in small flocks (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Egyptian Goose, Fly over (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, at pools (Dan Forder)
Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Little Egret, 2 at pools, 1 at village (Dan Forder)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail, from Gadwall Hide (David Booth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 12 Common Snipe (David Booth)
South Oxhey, 17 Ring-necked Parakeet, in Oxhey Hall garden (Joan Thompson)
St Albans, 50+ Redwing, briefly in garden (Rupert Evershed)
Stocker's Lake, 60 Redwing (Roger Dewey)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, c10 Redwing (Jenny Sherwen)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 12 Little Egret, Resting in crack willows on fringe of lake. (Paul Lewis)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Marsh Tit, at flood meadow (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Raven (Dan Forder)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 4 Grey Wagtail (Dan Forder)
Withey Beds LNR, 14 Redwing, over (Anna Marett)
Withey Beds LNR, Kingfisher (Anna Marett)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 40+ Golden Plover, in field between M25 & Mill End houses. TQ036943 (G Lapworth)

13th Oct: Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, Grey Wagtail (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Raven (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 3 Common Snipe (Dan Forder)
Great Gaddesden, 3+ Little Egret (Dan Forder)
Hemel Hempstead, Redwing, over Woodhall Farm in evening (Dan Forder)
Hemel Hempstead, Redwing, over Westbrook Hay (Dan Forder)
Hertford, Redwing, very large passage overhead from 1930 to at least 2300 (Murray Brown)
Hertford, 20+ Redwing, Flock calling over Simon Balle school at 9:00pm (Simon Knott)
Welwyn Garden City, 8+ Redwing, calls of redwing heard eight times overhead between Bridge Road South and Panshanger between 7.30 and 7.45pm. (Tony Wileman)

12th Oct: Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park, 2 Mandarin, male and female (Joan Thompson)
Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park, Grey Wagtail (Joan Thompson)
Berkhamsted Common, Hobby, Flying high NE (Mike Spittles)
Brocket Park, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, feeding on Beech mast (Mike King)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Firecrest, Juvenile, briefly in garden. (Kevin Wright)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), Brambling (Graham White)
Cole Green area, 2 Stonechat (Keith Smith)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Kingfisher
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Redpoll sp., juvenile (B.Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 4 Whinchat, juveniles (B.Harper)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 6 Stonechat, an adult pair and 4 juveniles (B.Harper)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Egret, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, West pool (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail, Under large sallow, across from Main Hide (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (David Lyons)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Kingfisher, Regularly in front of Main Hide (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Grey Wagtail (David Lyons)
Lemsford Springs, Jack Snipe, Amongst butterbur under large Sallow, across from Main Hide (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Marshalswick (St Albans), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over St Albans Tennis Club (Anthony Townsend)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 47 Golden Plover, in field between Mill End and the M25 (TQ034953) (Chris Bessant)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Panshanger Park, 61 Wigeon (Tim Hill)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 6 Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Rusling End nr Langley, Red Kite (Julie Wise)
Rusling End nr Langley, Yellow Wagtail, drinking from water fountain in garden (Julie Wise)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper, from Gadwall Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail, from Gadwall Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Grey Wagtail, from Gadwall Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Ruff, from Gadwall Hide (Derrick Ling)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Gardiner)
Weston, Little Owl (Andrew Coates)

11th Oct: Baldock, Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
East End Green, Stonechat (Graham Knight)
Hatfield Park, 35 Ring-necked Parakeet, Flock flying south at 5pm (Jon Brindle)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 38 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 5 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Lemsford Springs, Jack Snipe, showing well at 09:00 below large sallow in front of Main Hide (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 7 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 19 Golden Plover, in field between the estate and the M25 (Chris Bessant)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
South Oxhey, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, in Oxhey Hall garden (Joan Thompson)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, Barn Owl, flew over road at 0200 (John Coleman)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 2 Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 3 Red Kite, as well as 32+ Clouded Yellows (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield Heath, Whinchat, top of the rifle range (Tony Cobb)
Therfield Heath, 2 Stonechat, in the rifle range (Tony Cobb)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 28 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Verulamium Park, Red Kite (Hilary Weston)
Verulamium Park, Little Egret (Hilary Weston)
West Hyde, 12 Hobby, adult still present (Andrew Moon)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Ringed Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Shelduck (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20 Golden Plover (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)

10th Oct: Garston nr Watford, Stonechat, male in Garston Manor allotments (Gordon Cox)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Garden Village, Red Kite (John Coleman)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Garganey, West pool in juncus/typha next to railway line (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Egret, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Sedge Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 House Martin, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Ring-necked Parakeet (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, Jack Snipe, between Main Hide and large sallow at 08:30 (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 5 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail, opposite 'In Focus' Hide (Barry Trevis)
Long Marston, 4 Egyptian Goose, over West before dawn. (Mike Wallen)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Ruff, from 11:00, Gadwall Hide (Phil Bishop)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, Marsh Tit (Murray Brown)
Southern Green nr Buntingford, Peregrine Falcon, at TL306301 (John Dingemans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Mike Wallen)
Stocker's Farm, 3 House Martin (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Joan Thompson)
Tewinbury Reserve, Water Rail (Tim Hill)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 males. (Mike Wallen)
Ware Park, Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Whinchat (Peter D White)
Welwyn Garden City, 4 House Martin, high over heading north-east at 1822 (Murray Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, Siskin, at least one over (Murray Brown)
West Hyde, Hobby, adult hawking dragonflies for 90 minutes (Andrew Moon)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Richard Ness)

9th Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Ruff (Trevor Brownsell)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Greenshank, From viewpoint (Jay Ward)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 4 Stonechat (Andrew Steele)
Hemel Hempstead, Barn Owl, M1 south jn 8 04:14 (G Hinton)
Hitchin, Little Egret, near Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (David Booth)
Lemsford Springs, Jack Snipe, from first hide briefly at 4:45 (David Booth)
Lemsford Springs, 5 Green Sandpiper (David Booth)
Maple Cross, Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 2 Swallow, at Hornhill (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 3 House Martin, at Hornhill (Chris Bessant)
Northaw Great Wood, 2 Marsh Tit (Robert Callf)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair along farm road (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 100c House Martin, Flying south in small groups (Kevin Farell)
Therfield nr Royston, 5 Wheatear, east of the Icknield Way (Martin Johnson)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Stonechat, on fence north side (Mike Upstone)

8th Oct: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Ruff, from viewpoint (Darren Bast)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Stonechat, from Gladwin hide (Darren Bast)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Green Sandpiper (William Bishop)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, Red Kite, at Butterfly World (Steve Evans)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 4 Siskin, Gardens of the Rose (Connor McGrath)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Jack Snipe, an unusually early record for the Reserve. In front of Main Hide all morning. (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail, In front of 'In Focus' Hide (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 7 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 17 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 10 Grey Partridge (Clive Harding)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon, immature on pylon, with blue colour ring on left leg (metal ring on right leg) (Andrew Moon)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, juv on fence by Konig pony shelter (Alex Quig)
Stevenage, Red Kite, over A1/A600 roundabout (Rob Stubbs)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair, between pumping station & farm (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Garganey, 4pm preening in water (Anna Marett)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 12+ Tree Sparrow, in usual hedge (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Stonechat, along field fence next to main pit. Two males, one a juvenile. (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Owl, calling from waterworks (Rupert Evershed)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Ringed Plover (Lee G R Evans)

7th Oct: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher, river Beane, Hartham Common (Christopher Benton)
Bishop's Stortford, Red Kite, flying near rugby club. (Dr Richard Melarange)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, 2 Raven, calling over Fanhams Grange 16.00 hrs (Andy Catchpole)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, Bennetts End (Michael Howard)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Egret (Rob Stubbs)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Little Egret, together on Main Lagoon (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher, fishing from Cress piles in front of Hides (Barry Trevis)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, juvenile (Allan Meadows)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Barnacle Goose, presumed escape (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Stonechat, male in field north of main pit (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 7 Wigeon (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 House Martin (Neil Harwood)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Rock Pipit, together on the water's edge (Roy Hargreaves (FoTR))
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Whooper Swan (Neil Harwood)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (Neil Harwood)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Ringed Plover (Neil Harwood)

6th Oct: Albury nr Bishop's Stortford, Red Kite (Andy Brown)
Bengeo (Hertford), Kingfisher, river Beane, Hartham Common. (Christopher Benton)
Hertford, Mandarin, Castle Gardens male on River Lee (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Meesden, Red Kite, over Meesdenbury farm (Debs Allbrook)
Potters Bar, Barn Owl, low over A111. 8 pm (Steve Akrill)
Rusling End nr Langley, Red Kite (Julie Wise)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garganey, Gadwall hide (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, juv showing well on fence past cattle shelter on the HMWT meadow (Vicky Buckel)
Stanstead Abbotts, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, Over Cappell Lane (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Brent Goose (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Stonechat, male, grass field N of main pit (Steve Blake)

5th Oct: Graveley nr Stevenage, 6 Grey Partridge, In flight (Clive Brackenbury)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, 3 Stonechat, family group (Andrew Steele)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Stonechat, Little Mead (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, Kingfisher, Northchurch/Dudswell section of canal (Nick Goss)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Grey Wagtail, Oughtonhead Common (Tom Speller)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Red Kite, Oughtonhead Common (Tom Speller)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Water Rail, Oughtonhead Common (Tom Speller)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Kingfisher, Oughtonhead Common (Tom Speller)
Redbournbury, Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 8 Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, in front of Draper Hide (Toby Spall)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Owl (Alan Gardiner)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, sitting on my lawn (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, over high street at dusk (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Ring-necked Parakeet, being mobbed by starlings (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, 3 Stonechat, two adults and juvenile, same field as last week (David Neal)
West Hyde, 2 Hobby, hawking insects low over fields. (Paul Lewis)

4th Oct: Bengeo (Hertford), Red Kite (Jane Free)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Red-crested Pochard (C Pashby)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Green Sandpiper, Sutton Farm GP (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Common Snipe, Sutton Farm GP (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, Red Kite, Sutton Farm GP (Steven Pearce)
East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, 2 Red Kite (John Kendrick)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Egret, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Northaw Great Wood, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, on blue trail
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler, heard calling from Osprey Lake (Jennifer Gilbert)
Redbournbury, 2 Common Snipe, near the Irish Weir (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret (John Fisher)
Stanstead Abbotts, Red Kite (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, in valley behind farm buildings (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Willow Warbler (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Pintail, eclipse drake + fem (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (R Flesher/S Blake)
Wheathampstead, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, group going west 9am (T Chapman)

3rd Oct: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Stonechat, feeding in a loose group around Gladwin hide (Phil Ball)
Ashwell, Red Kite, low over Sale Acre and The Grange (Alice Porter)
Hemel Hempstead, 3 House Martin, south over Chaulden (Peter Griffin)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House (Rob Stubbs)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake/R Coombes)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Alan Reynolds)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Yellowhammer (Alan Reynolds)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (Alan Reynolds)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ringed Plover (Mike Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ruff (Alan Reynolds)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard, Pair. (Mike Wallen)

2nd Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Stonechat, from Gladwin hide on top of small hawthorn (Ade hall)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Stonechat, Bovingdon Reach meadow, Westbrook Hay (L. Flower)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Stonechat, Little Mead (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)
Sandon, 4 Red Kite (Andrew Coates)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair in same field as yesterday (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl, Stocker's field (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Steve Blake/Mike Upstone)
West Hyde, 8 Golden Plover, flew south at 10.26 (Andrew Moon)
West Hyde, 3 Stonechat (Andrew Moon)

1st Oct: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Stonechat (Rob Stubbs)
Ashwell, 4 Swallow (Andrew Coates)
Ashwell, 2 House Martin (Andrew Coates)
Colney Heath, 2 Common Crane, flying over road
Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher, behind garden centre (G Hinton)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Sedge Warbler, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Whitethroat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Whinchat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Stonechat (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Egret, East pool (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 3 Swallow, flying south (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on e of Southgate house (Rob Stubbs)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, male and female on edge of meadow above Stockers Farm (David Neal)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Hobby (David Booth)
West Hyde, 2 Wheatear (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, Hobby (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, 2 Stonechat, male and female (Paul Lewis)

To view historical sightings in pdf format please click on the links below:
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See foot of this page for yearly archives from 1999

Record submissions for our website

Please submit your records following  the guidance notes and the guidelines for bird records which includes a detailed species list. Records do not appear on the website until they are approved by a moderator and for space reasons it is not possible to publish every record on the website. These unpublished records are still vital for the production of a comprehensive annual report and are retained in the bird club's database. After a few days the records move to the sightings archive.

Lots of records? please send to us in a batch
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.

The BTO give Herts Bird Club access to Hertfordshire records submitted through Birdtrack.

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.