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29th Sep: Broadwater (Stevenage), 8 House Martin (Stan Kitchiner)
Maple Cross, Red Kite, over Denham Way (Steve Carter)

28th Sep: Colney Heath, Willow Warbler, calling from trees round "Furzefield", east end of Common (John Moss)
Croxley Common Moor, Kingfisher (Anna Marett)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3+ Whinchat, mobile in scrub to west of Hillend Farm (S Jones)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Stonechat, male, in scrub to west of Hillend Farm (S Jones)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Red Kite (Tony Kavanagh)
Stevenage, Chiffchaff, singing in gdn (Dave Emery)
Titmore Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite, Todds Green TL221261 (David Inward)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Little Egret, 2 on fishing lake including colour-ringed bird and 1 on main pit (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 10+ Chiffchaff, Inc six together by Tyttenhanger Farm, two singing, plus 3 more singing (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby, over scrape (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (David Booth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Pintail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Garganey, from hide (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Little Egret, roosted (Ian Williams)

27th Sep: Cradle End nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Hobby, juveniles still calling from pylons west of Tesco. (Jono Forgham)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Raven (Tim Hill)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Common Snipe (Tim Hill)
Stocker's Lake, 100+ House Martin (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 8 Swallow (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (S Blake)
Weston, Raven (Andrew Coates)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Pintail (Allan Meadows)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 22 Yellow Wagtail, with cows by main road (G Lapworth)

26th Sep: Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Mandarin, female / juv (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Green Sandpiper (David Booth)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Flamstead village, Chiffchaff (David McGrath)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 5 Whinchat, In scrub by Hillend Farm boundary (western corner) (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Raven, flying towards Nomansland Common (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Ring-necked Parakeet, over Pismire Spring wood (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 7 Stonechat, scrubby field next to Round Wood (3f,1m) and bottom of Pismire Spring wood along field boundary (3m) (Rupert Evershed)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 3 Chiffchaff, feeding in Garden (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 4 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Tring, 50+ House Martin, over Grove area early am (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 8+ Chiffchaff (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Snipe (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (S Blake)
Watton at Stone, Chiffchaff, singing in garden (Nigel Denison)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c60 Linnet (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Snipe (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, still right of hide (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Pintail (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Richard Ness)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 65 House Martin, passage to the west but no sign of any of yesterday's 40 Yellow Wagtails! (Lee G R Evans)

25th Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (David Lyons)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Clive Harding)
Berkhamsted, Barnacle Goose, on canal (Chris Side)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 12 Chiffchaff (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Willow Warbler, Singing (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Kingfisher, One over lakes and one over open fields (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 85+ House Martin, Loose flock moving through site (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Common Snipe (Adrew Steele)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Raven (Andrew Steele)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Hobby (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Yellow Wagtail (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 5 House Martin (Steve Carter)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 3 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, Chiffchaff, singing in garden (Nick Goss)
Radwell nr Baldock, Kingfisher, heard (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 18+ House Martin (Luke Brookes)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Stonechat, from Lapwing Hide (David Lyons)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Water Rail, from Gadwall Hide (David Lyons)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 30+ House Martin, moving south (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Whinchat, on horse paddock fence (John Pritchard)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 4 Chiffchaff (George Moreton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 7 Yellowhammer (George Moreton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 90 House Martin (George Moreton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Water Rail (George Moreton)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Kingfisher (George Moreton)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Tony Kavanagh)
Waterford Heath GP, Chiffchaff, singing. (Roger Buxton)
Watford, Blackcap, male in the garden. (Hilary Weston)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, in creek to right of hide early morning (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Pintail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 35+ Yellow Wagtail, with cattle in top field (P. Frost/S.Middleton)

24th Sep: Batch Wood nr St Albans, 5 Swallow, feeding over football pitches to NE (Bill Free)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, Red Kite, over golf course (Bill Free)
Blackmore End nr Kimpton, Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeder, oh no! (Terry Edwards)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)
King's Meads nr Hertford, c40 Yellow Wagtail, with dexter cattle near to Hartham common (outside reserve), some flying across canal into reserve. (Luke Massey)
Maple Cross, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 40+ House Martin (Nick Goss)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (Alan Winn)
Redbournbury, c50 Linnet (Alan Winn)
Redbournbury, 2 Red Kite (Alan Winn)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 31 Common Snipe (G Lapworth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Stonechat, pair from Lapwing hide (G Lapworth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Green Sandpiper, Draper hide (G Lapworth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Sandpiper, Draper hide (G Lapworth)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Kingfisher, male (Luke Brookes)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 5+ Common Snipe (Luke Brookes)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Peregrine Falcon (Luke Brookes)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 3+ Green Sandpiper (Luke Brookes)
Stocker's Lake, Yellow-legged Gull (Chris Sharp)
Tewinbury Reserve, Red Kite
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher
Tewinbury Reserve, 20+ Swallow
Tewinbury Reserve, 3 Common Snipe
Tewinbury Reserve, Water Rail
Tewinbury Reserve, Little Egret
Tring, 20 House Martin, over Grove area this morning (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c200 Swallow, several flocks heading S/SE (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ House Martin (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake et al.)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 50+ Linnet, Willow Farm car park (Andrew Steele)
Verulamium Park, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet (Bill Free)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Ernest Leahy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler, Calling E of hide (Ernest Leahy)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 20 Yellow Wagtail, feeding amongst cattle (Chris Sharp)

23rd Sep: Berkhamsted Common, Whitethroat (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 30+ Swallow, en-route (Mike Spittles)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow, flying south (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Roydon (Herts/Essex), Willow Warbler, singing male (Andy Hawksworth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Stonechat, Male still showing well to right of Lapwing hide (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 23 Common Snipe, various locations, Draper, Lapwing and Gadwall hides (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Wigeon, Gadwall hide (Allan Meadows)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl (Jenny Sherwen)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, on it's chimney in Cappell Lane. (Alan Ford)
Tring, 4 House Martin, 2 entering nest (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sand Martin (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 30+ Swallow, All flying south (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, White Wagtail (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Watton at Stone, 2 Red Kite, near Gregory's Farm (Nigel Denison)
Watton at Stone, Chiffchaff, singing in garden at Blue Hill (Nigel Denison)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Snipe (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Pintail (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Jeff Bailey)

22nd Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Sedge Warbler (William Last)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, 2 Raven, pair calling on electicity pylon have been resident in area for some weeks (Clive Brackenbury)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 6 Wigeon, main lake (Tom Speller)
Fanhams Hall nr Ware, Willow Warbler, In my garden this morning (Andy Catchpole)
Maple Lodge NR, Spotted Flycatcher (Paul Lewis)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Swallow (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 6 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Stonechat (Darrel Bryant)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 4 Egyptian Goose (Jane Free)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 5 Swallow (Jenny Sherwen)
Tring, 2 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Terry A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Terry A Smith)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Clifford Smout)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Clifford Smout)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swallow (G Hinton)

21st Sep: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 3 Little Egret, On Hardings moor 16:50 (G Hinton)
Hall's Green nr Stevenage, c52 House Martin, feeding & moving SE
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Lesser Whitethroat (Clive Harding)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Kingfisher (Jenny Sherwen)
Tring, 6 House Martin, pair attending nest still (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Egyptian Goose (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c30 Swallow (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Willow Warbler (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6+ Chiffchaff (S Blake)
Watton at Stone, 15+ House Martin (Tony Barrett)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Tony Barrett)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Stonechat, on pumpkin field. (Steven Pearce)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear, on silage heaps by pumpkin field. (Steven Pearce)

20th Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Wigeon (Graham Clark)
Hatfield, Red Kite, over the town centre. (Steven Pearce)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Common Snipe, Park Mead, (12:30) then flew off in direction of Ware (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, heard from causeway between east and west pools (Steve Hughes)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Wigeon, East pool (Steve Hughes)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, Water Rail, Heard (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 3 Green Sandpiper (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 3 Chiffchaff, seen calling in my small garden (Allan Meadows)
Royston, 6 Shelduck, over Royston at 7.30 (T.Wilson)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Stonechat, male still present at Lapwing Hide. 4 p.m. (Graham Clark)
Stocker's Farm, 22 Swallow (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, 15 House Martin (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 47 Wigeon (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male, coming out of eclipse (G Lapworth)
Tring, 2 House Martin, pair visiting nest (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake/D Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake/D Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Wigeon (S Blake/S Pearce)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Wheatear, "Amazing Maze" field (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Pintail (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff, singing. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, near overflow late evening (Ian Williams)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 17 Yellow Wagtail, with cows (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Chiffchaff (G Lapworth)

19th Sep: Abbots Langley, Raven, flew over st Lawrence church "cronking" and heading north at 10:30 (chris sharp)
Brookmans Park, Crossbill, flew high, calling, over Dutch nursery garden centre car park at 10:34, heading east. (Anders Gray)
Graveley nr Stevenage, 80 Linnet, on ploughed rape stable (Clive Brackenbury)
Graveley nr Stevenage, 25 Swallow, around Graveley Church (Clive Brackenbury)
Hatfield, Red Kite, Town Centre (Steven Pearce)
Hatfield Garden Village, Red Kite (John Coleman)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Wigeon, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Water Rail, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 6 Chiffchaff, including 3 singing (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 14 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
Redbournbury, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, among pale cattle near Veolia works (John Pritchard)
Ridge, 60 House Martin, Summerswood Lane (Steven Pearce)
Ridge, 60 Swallow, Summerswood Lane (Steven Pearce)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 33 Common Snipe, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Stonechat, 1st w male and 1st w f on reeds to right of Lapwing hide (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail, left from Draper Hide. Also Water Vole. (Ross Facer)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Spotted Flycatcher, In picnic area by lapwing hide (Allan Meadows)
Tewin, 30+ Swallow, on telephone wires (Ivan Judd)
Tring, 4 House Martin, 2 Pairs visiting their seperate nests (Nick Goss)
Tring, Raven, over Grove area (Nick Goss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4+ Chiffchaff (S Blake/Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (S Blake/Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Barnacle Goose, presumed escape (S Blake/Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (S Blake/Tony Kavanagh)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, Over ploughed fields next to High Elms Lane. (Nigel Denison)
Willian nr Letchworth, 3 Golden Plover, at the end of Roxley Court Lane, in right hand side stubble field at 6.30pm. (Ross Facer)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Hobby, over car park 1 (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Swallow (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin, juvenile near hide (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Pintail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 208 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Lee G R Evans)

18th Sep: Berkhamsted, 2 Whinchat, on fence near cricket pitch (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 40+ House Martin (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 15+ Swallow (Mike Spittles)
Colney Heath, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Park Corner (Clive Harding)
Colney Heath, Kingfisher, fishing lake by football club (Steve Evans)
Digswell, Little Egret, on the Mimram near the roundabout (Nigel Agar)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Wigeon, Millennium (boating) lake. (Tom Speller)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 6 Chiffchaff (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Willow Warbler (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Maple Cross, 12 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Chiffchaff, singing (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Whinchat, In hemlock on the mounds east of the grading plant. (Tim Hill)
Radwell nr Baldock, Kingfisher, at river (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Willow Warbler, heard alarm call (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 5+ Blackcap (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, 3+ Chiffchaff (Luke Brookes)
Radwell nr Baldock, Common Snipe (Luke Brookes)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 26 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 15 Wigeon (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 30+ House Martin (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 15+ Chiffchaff (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 5+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 50+ Swallow (John Pritchard)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Raven (Michael Hooper)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 13 Wigeon (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 10 Chiffchaff (Jane Free)
Tewinbury Reserve, Common Snipe
Tewinbury Reserve, Kingfisher
Tewinbury Reserve, 12+ Swallow
Tring, 5 Crossbill, for several minutes near Duckmore Lane - calling continuously. (Bill Pegram)
Waterford Marsh, Kingfisher (Peter Fuller)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Watton at Stone, Chiffchaff, singing (Nigel Denison)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (G Lapworth)

17th Sep: Baldock, Swallow, Clothall Road allotments (Ian Hall)
Bayfordbury, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Simon Knott)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Red Kite (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon, over town centre (Trevor Franklin)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 18 House Martin (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite, mobbed by buzzard (Steve Carter)
Sacombe, 17 House Martin, count of complete nests on Sacombe Hill Farm farmhouse; one nest still with young (Murray Orchard)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 6 Swallow (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 5 Chiffchaff (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stevenage, 6 House Martin, over Roebuck (Clive Harding)
Stocker's Farm, Hobby (Michael Hammond)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, drake in eclipse (Chris Sharp/Paul Frost)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Raven, over heading south (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, drake in eclipse (Chris Sharp/Paul Frost)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (Charlie Ramsay et al)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 5+ Fieldfare, In with mixed thrush flock (Andrew steele \ Dan Fletcher \Rspb St Albans)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 20+ House Martin (Andrew steele \ Dan Fletcher \Rspb St Albans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Tree Sparrow (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Lesser Whitethroat (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite, over pit by A414 layby (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 House Martin (Seven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Barnacle Goose, presumed escape (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Snipe (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Snipe (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 27 Pintail, 22 flew in then off west about 11.30 and further 5 by reed bed late evening (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Ian Williams)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Geoff Young)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, c100 House Martin (Geoff Young)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 11 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Sharp/Paul Frost)

16th Sep: Bishop's Stortford, 2 Swallow, over Elm Road. (Dr Richard Melarange)
Hemel Hempstead, Wryneck, Photographed in private garden (Mike Ilett)
Hemel Hempstead, Wryneck, photographed in Hemel Hempstead private garden (Mike Ilett)
Jersey Farm (St Albans), Chiffchaff, singing (Dan Fletcher)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 7 Wigeon, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Green Sandpiper, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, c80 House Martin, with several swallow and sand martin, flying south in heavy rain (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Common Snipe, from Draper and Gadwall hides (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Chiffchaff, singing birds (Allan Meadows)
Tewinbury Reserve, Common Snipe (Tim Hill)
Tewinbury Reserve, 2 Kingfisher (Tim Hill)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Pintail (Phill Luckhurst)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 30+ Swallow, through in heavy rain (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Sand Martin (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, until at least 12.30 (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Pintail, eclipse male (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Other, a Cackling Goose-Barnacle Goose Hybrid with Canada flock (Rupert Evershed)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Whimbrel, flew around then south at 5.50pm (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Pintail, eclipse drakes in front of hide (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, still present in front of hide (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper, on bund late evening (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 70+ Wigeon, big influx in last 2 days (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Jeff Bailey)

15th Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 12 Common Sandpiper, 11 seen at 18:00. 1 on its own prior to this. Still present at 18:35 (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Wigeon (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Common Snipe, from watch point. (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail, south over watch point (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 87 Swallow, through south (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Raven, from viewpoint (Phil Ball)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Sand Martin, south. (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Stonechat, on hedgerow looking towards Ware from main gate (Phil Ball)
Croxley Common Moor, Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Willow Warbler (G Lapworth)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Spotted Flycatcher, trees & bushes around the 'farmhouse channel' near Fairlands way entrance (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Blackcap, Farmhouse channel (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Chiffchaff, one singing. Farmhouse channel (Tom Speller)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Red Kite, following plough (L. Flower)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Little Egret, not ringed, along Gade (L. Flower)
Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher, along Gade (L. Flower)
Great Gaddesden, 4 Chiffchaff, hedgerows by cressbeds (L. Flower)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 25 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter/Paul Lewis)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Chiffchaff (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, Cetti's Warbler, heard (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 5 Green Sandpiper (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Willow Warbler (Steve Carter)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Swallow (Nick Goss)
St Albans, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet, over Oysterfields (Bill Free)
Wallington, Peregrine Falcon, Juvenile in field along Wallington to Baldock road from the metal gate feeding on prey (Mike Ilett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Great White Egret, flew high in front of hide and down creek at about 9am (last sighting). (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 28 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher, from stream right of hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Sandpiper (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe, flew to reeds right of hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Lee G R Evans)

14th Sep: Braughing, Chiffchaff, singing in front garden (Paula Moore)
Bygrave, 3 Wheatear, small group in field N of village (R Holdsworth)
Bygrave, 30+ House Martin, over village (R Holdsworth)
Cole Green Tip, 2 Wheatear (Keith Smith)
Cole Green Tip, 2 Whinchat (Keith Smith)
Cole Green Tip, 15+ Linnet (Keith Smith)
Hitchin, Red Kite, Offley Road TL170285 (David Inward)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Chiffchaff, in garden (Tony Kavanagh)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Water Rail, feeding in ditch off grazing common (Clive Brackenbury)
Redbournbury, 3 Chiffchaff, along the River Ver (Ernest Leahy)
Sandon, 102 Swallow, sat on the wires (Jenny Sherwen)
Sandon, 16 Sand Martin (Jenny Sherwen)
Smallford nr St Albans, Osprey, flying south east over building site. (Steve Green)
Stapleford, Wheatear, female at old landfill site (Clive Harding)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 7+ Chiffchaff (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Wigeon (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Willow Warbler (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Blackcap (S Blake)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, over Heath Mount school (Nigel Denison)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Snipe, right of hide (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, female (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Osprey, seen to take a fish at 15.30 (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Sandwich Tern, flew through at 16.15 (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Greenshank, in front of hide (Jeff Bailey)

13th Sep: Cottered, 2 House Martin, Cottered Church TL31732920 (David Inward)
Jersey Farm (St Albans), Little Owl, calling at 9.00pm (Dan Fletcher)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Dartford Warbler, in amongst brambles towards SW corner approx. 50 yards before group of trees. Called & showed briefly 6.40am (Tom Speller)
Puckeridge, Kingfisher, river Rib by Gatesbury (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 3 Swallow (Murray Orchard)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 100+ House Martin, feeding high and drifting southwards 3pm to 4pm (Ivan Judd)
St Albans, Common Sandpiper, 10.45pm Flew over my garden calling in dark! (Rupert Evershed)
Stapleford, 2 Whinchat, At old landfill site, church lane (Clive Harding)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Whinchat, grass field N of Main pit at 12:50pm (S Blake/S Pearce)
Verulamium Park, Little Egret, flying up river at 06.30 (Bill Free)
Verulamium Park, c40 Ring-necked Parakeet, seemed to have been roosting in trees at western end of lake. (Bill Free)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (G Hinton/G Gillin)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby, 15:30 over reeds right of hide (G Hinton/G Gillin)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G Hinton/G Gillin)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12+ Wigeon (G Hinton/G Gillin)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Little Egret (G Hinton/G Gillin)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Blackcap, in woods rear of hide (G Hinton/G Gillin)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe, on spit (G Hinton/G Gillin)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton/G Gillin)

12th Sep: Batch Wood nr St Albans, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Bill Free)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Barnacle Goose, main lake in amongst Canada geese (Tom Speller)
Hatfield Garden Village, Garden Warbler, calling/singing from tree in my Hatfield garden (John Moss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 6 Swallow (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 20 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Raven, calling/tumbling in flight (Nick Goss)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Blackcap, female in garden (Rob Stubbs)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Common Snipe (Terry A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Terry A Smith)
Verulamium Park, c25 Ring-necked Parakeet (Bill Free)

11th Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Wheatear, in front of high point (Roland Power)
Ashwell, Wheatear, Ashwell to Newnham road (Mike Ilett)
Aston End, 3 Red Kite (Phil Bishop)
Aston End, 40+ Linnet, mobile flock near ford (Phil Bishop)
Aston End, Lesser Whitethroat (Phil Bishop)
Aston End, Little Owl (Phil Bishop)
Batford, Redstart, Juv/fem in scrub by B653 in weedy field (Darin stanley)
Batford, Wheatear, on fencing in farmers field by common lane (Darin Stanley)
Bygrave, Wheatear, behind pig farm (R Holdsworth)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Wheatear (Steven Pearce)
Croxley Common Moor, Wheatear, female type. 12.45. (Graham Clark)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 4 Chiffchaff (Mike King)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Hobby, with Buzzard and Kestrel. (Steven Pearce)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Whinchat (Mike King)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Blackcap (Mike King)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Hobby (Mike King)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Whitethroat (Mike King)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Mike King)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 12 Chiffchaff, 8 singing (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Blackcap (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Gosmore Hill nr Hitchin, Raven (Clive Harding)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Whinchat, In scrub between Round Wood and Hill End Farm fields (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 6+ Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 4 Swallow, through west (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Hobby, Juvenile. (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3 Wheatear (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 5 House Martin, Through, west. (Tony Blake)
Hitchin, Kingfisher, River Purwell, Walsworth Common TL196302 (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 11+ Yellow Wagtail, In s/w corner of King's Meads, among the cattle. (Alan Hobson)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Spotted Flycatcher, Juvenile in s/w corner of King's Meads. (Alan Hobson)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, 2 Hobby (Robert Hopkins)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Dartford Warbler, showed well SE of cars (Clifford Smout/Darin Stanley)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Hobby (Clifford Smout/ Darin Stanley)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Clifford Smout/ Darin Stanley)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
River Lee at Ware, Barnacle Goose, among flock of Canada Geese around half a mile west of ware (Alan Hobson)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 14+ Chiffchaff (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 5 Blackcap (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 6 Chiffchaff (Jane Free)
Stevenage, Red Kite, above Shephall area (Penny Fanthorpe)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Chiffchaff, feeding from fence N of main pit. (Simon West)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Swallow (Simon West)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Whinchat, feeding from fence N of main pit between 6.00 - 6.30 p.m. (Simon West)
Wadesmill nr Ware, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Walkern, 2 Kingfisher, showing well at rear of church (Gary Sanderson)
Wallington, 3 Wheatear, Wellington to Baldoxk road from metal gat (Mike Ilett)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Ian Taylor)
Watton at Stone, Chiffchaff, singing in garden at Blue Hill (Nigel Denison)
Whitwell, 3 Whinchat, by path at TL177225 (Martin Ketcher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, right of hide (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, right of hide (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

10th Sep: Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Kingfisher, Small lake (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, c5 Swallow, Heading south west with fifteen or so house martins (Alan Winn)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler, singing (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c100 House Martin, in a large flock of hirundines in heavy rain early morning. (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c100 Sand Martin (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Swallow (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby, different to Marsworth bird. (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Wigeon (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male in eclipse (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Wheathampstead, Whitethroat (Mike King)
Wheathampstead, 2 Blackcap (Mike King)
Wheathampstead, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Mike King)
Wheathampstead, Spotted Flycatcher (Mike King)
Wheathampstead, Chiffchaff (Mike King)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Black-tailed Godwit, flew through in to Bucks at 7am (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby, present 8-10am at least (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Snipe (Ian Williams)

9th Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Snipe (Alex Quig)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Alex Quig)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Tern, Juvenile (Alex Quig)
East Hyde, Raven, flew over calling by farm at 12.25 (Clifford Smout)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Yellow Wagtail, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 10+ House Martin, East pool (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, c30 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Dartford Warbler, Low scrub central same as previous days (Tom Speller/Alex Quig)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Dartford Warbler, Juvenile flew in to it's favoured Rose bush at 09.40, showing well and calling before dropping and preening low in bush for 10-15 min. Afterwards flew into the brambles. (Murray Orchard)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Raven, A bird flew E at 09.30, "tumble-rolling" before heading off over Stevenage (Murray Orchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Willow Warbler (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, White Wagtail (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Kingfisher (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Whinchat, fence north of Main pit (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Snipe (S Blake et al)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Whinchat (S Blake et al)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Ring-necked Parakeet (S Blake et al)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Little Egret (S Blake et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff, singing. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Little Egret, roosted 7,15pm (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Spotted Flycatcher, in hedge near new spillway. (Adrian Bayliss)

8th Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Snipe (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Ade Hall)
Croxley Common Moor, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 5 Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Hemel Hempstead, Yellow Wagtail, flew south over my garden at 6.30am (Ian Bennell)
Hitchin, Hobby, Flying over Oakfield Avenue (Callum Peel)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, tall bushes nr abandoned cars (Tom Speller/Mike Ilett et al)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 5 high to the south in singletons - 0900-1300 (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 12 Linnet (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wryneck, just to east of tall bushes by abandoned cars then flew into tall bushes.7am - Still at 1pm (Tom Speller/Mike Ilett et al)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 6 Swallow, south 0900-1300 hours, all juveniles (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Dartford Warbler, low scrub central (Tom Speller/Mike Ilett)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Swallow, still feeding young in Startops farm (G Hinton & G. Gillan)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Wigeon (G Lapworth)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Nick Goss)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff (Nick Goss)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Little Egret (G Hinton/G Gillan)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Chiffchaff (Nick Goss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Swallow (G Hinton/G Gillan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Spotted Flycatcher, hedge near new spillway. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Egret (G Hinton & G Gillan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12+ House Martin (G Hinton/G Gillan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (G Hinton & G Gillan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper, From hide in afternoon and evening. (Graham Clark)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher (G Hinton & G Gillan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton & G. Gillan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Wigeon (G Hinton/G Gillan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Chiffchaff (G Hinton/G Gillan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (G Hinton/G Gillan)

7th Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (A Gray/L Smyth)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Whinchat, From viewpoint this evening (Ron cousins)
Cannock's Wood (Knebworth Woods), Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Hatfield, Hobby, Flying East over Bishops Rise (near University back entrance). (Chris Bessant)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, c25 Linnet (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 15 House Martin (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 10 Swallow (Nick Goss)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Whinchat, at least 2 birds still present (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Sedge Warbler, along western edge good site record (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Spotted Flycatcher (Brendon Fagan)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Whitethroat, at least 4 birds present at 17:50 (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wryneck, along eastern edge found by Barrie Stockwell (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Dartford Warbler, still in low scrub central as yesterday (Darrel Bryant)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Dartford Warbler, still present at 17.50 (Brendon Fagan)
Panshanger Park, 200+ Swallow, south between 07:30 - 09:30 (A Gray/L Smyth)
Redbournbury, 60+ Swallow, by mill (Ernest Leahy)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Sandpiper, Draper hide (A Gray/L Smyth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 9 Common Snipe, Draper hide (A Gray/L Smyth)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Red Kite, from Lapwing Hide at 1230 (Mark Wardman)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Green Sandpiper, From Draper Hide (Mark Wardman)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret, juveniles, one colour-ringed (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Egret (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (David Booth)
Waterend nr Wheathampstead, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet (Patrick McNeill)
Waterend nr Wheathampstead, 3 Mandarin, seen regularly at this location (Patrick McNeill)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 14 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Red Kite (Steve Carter)

6th Sep: Batford, Wheatear, on fencing in farmers field by Common Lane (Darin Stanley)
Harpenden, Wheatear, on Thrales End Lane (Tim Hill)
Hatfield Garden Village, Chiffchaff, calling from dense shrubs in my garden this pm (John Moss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 4 Linnet (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 8 Swallow (nick goss)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Whinchat (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whitethroat (Lee G R Evans)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Dartford Warbler, bird typically skulking but shows well occasionally in low hawthorns towards the centre of the site before the abandoned cars. Still at 18:10 (Darrel Bryant/Tony Hukin)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, flying North over woods north of Osprey lake 1820hrs (Simon Radcliffe)
Sopwell nr St Albans, 5 Little Egret (Keith smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Kingfisher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Willow Warbler (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Spotted Flycatcher, in hedge from new outflow to road (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, left of hide (Jeff bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Whinchat, just in Herts in usual hedge running towards border from Rushy meadow (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Redshank (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby, over reedbed (Jeff Bailey)

5th Sep: Ashwell, c.30 Yellow Wagtail, Eyeworth road in puddles and maize crop and on middens and wires. (Graham Clark)
Ashwell, Tree Pipit, on midden on right before Beds/Cambs county line. (Graham Clark)
Batford, Common Sandpiper, on aldwyckbury pond between Batford & Leasey Bridge (Darin Stanley)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Sandpiper, main lake (Tom Speller)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Other, two black swans still present on main lake (Tom Speller)
Graveley nr Stevenage, 50 Linnet, feeding on ploughed rape stubble (Clive Brackenbury)
Highfield Farm nr Tyttenhanger, Whinchat, on hedge along footpath between Tyttenhanger and Nightingale Lane. TL175057 (Rupert Evershed)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, one seen departing site on arrival just after 5pm. Looked like an imm bird. (Neale Hider)
Sandon, Raven, Deadman's Hill. (Graham Clark)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Raven, over St Ibbs park (Callum Peel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Red Kite, over St Ibbs park (Callum Peel)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Mike Wallen)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 18 Linnet, Sacrificial arable crop area of the reserve Windmill Hill (peter oakenfull)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Spotted Flycatcher, TL 17266 05647 on wire fence below pylon (Neale Hider)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (S Blake)

4th Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Hobby (William last)
Ashwell, Hobby, over garden in village at 3pm (R Holdsworth)
Ashwell, Marsh Harrier, female north of village flying east at 10.30 (R Holdsworth)
Batford, Common Sandpiper, on Aldwyckbury pond between Batford and Leasey Bridge. (Darin Stanley)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, Raven, on Cedar tree (Bill Free)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Hobby (Alan Gardiner)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, c50 Swallow (Alan Gardiner)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, c10 House Martin (Alan Gardiner)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Yellow Wagtail, over reservoir late morning. (Anders Gray)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, circled west end of osprey lake 10.55-11.40am. Dived once. Departed to north.
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Raven, over Eastview. (Rod Cheesemore)
Verulamium Park, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

3rd Sep: Croxley Common Moor, 2 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Essendon, Little Owl (David Carter)
Hitchin, Red Kite, Over Ippollitts Brook. Back of the Oakfield Estate. c10:00 hrs (Nigel Agar)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Whinchat (Darrel Bryant)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, still present this afternoon (Ade Hall)
Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret (John Fishe)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 2 Common Sandpiper (James Walsh)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Wigeon (James Walsh)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 3 Green Sandpiper (James Walsh)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male in eclipse (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Kingfisher, along Gade, (TL033107) (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Whinchat, Nettleden Rd, horse paddock (TL025100) (L. Flower)
Water End nr Great Gaddesden, Common Snipe, along Gade, (TL033107) (L. Flower)
West Hyde, Whinchat, half way along track (G Lapworth)

2nd Sep: Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Kingfisher, chasing (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Croxley Common Moor, Spotted Flycatcher (Anna Marett)
Croxley Common Moor, Whinchat (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Great Amwell, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jonathan Braggs)
Hemel Hempstead, 40+ House Martin, over Lockers park 7.20pm (Derek Pratt)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Whinchat, tall bushes near centre by abandoned cars (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 9 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, perched in Ash tree by hut on West side of Osprey Lake 1012am
Panshanger Park, 2 Hobby (Darrel Bryant)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Yellow Wagtail, juvs on meadow (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, c150 House Martin, moving south with several Sand Martin and Swallow (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail, juv. from draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Snipe, from Draper, also 2 seen from Gadwall Hide (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Black-tailed Godwit, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
St Albans, Ring-necked Parakeet, over Oysterfields (Bill Free)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Peregrine Falcon (Rod Cheesemore)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Raven (Rod Cheesemore)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Raven (Rod Cheesemore)
Welwyn Garden City, Red Kite, over town centre (Murray Brown)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby, over reed beds. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Peregrine Falcon (Ian Williams)
Withey Beds LNR, Marsh Tit, In mixed flock (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Withey Beds LNR, 19 Ring-necked Parakeet (Anna Marett/Joan Thompson)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl, on stump in old orchard (G Lapworth)

1st Sep: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper, on promontory from watch point (Nigel Agar)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, On post opposite the watch point (Nigel Agar)
Batford, Common Sandpiper, On aldwyckbury pond between batford and leasey bridge (Darin stanley)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Whinchat (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Cetti's Warbler, by river main bridge (G Lapworth)
Hemel Hempstead, Wheatear, 1st winter bird on the roof of my Bennetts End house at 4.05pm (Ian Bennell)
Maple Lodge NR, Pintail, female (ML members only reserve) (Joan Thompson)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Green Sandpiper, (members only) (Joan Thompson)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, Barn Owl, at dawn (Patty Briggs)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler, heard (Anders Gray)
Panshanger Park, Barn Owl (Keith Smith/Keith Dean)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, it returned some time later and after a couple of circuits landed in a tree to the south of the lake out of sight, at 1.40pm it caught a 1 foot long fish and flew north, then to the west. (Alan Reynolds)
Panshanger Park, Osprey, Flew in from the N/E at 12:05 circled round and flew off high W. (Anders Gray)
Panshanger Park, 3+ Sand Martin (Anders Gray)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail (Robin Pearson)
Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret, one at Dolittle, one at Veolia (Ernest Leahy)
Redbournbury, Kingfisher, near Veolia (Ernest Leahy)
Stocker's Lake, 25 Swallow (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male in eclipse (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 15 House Martin (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Red-crested Pochard, male & 2 fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner)
Welwyn Garden City, 2 Siskin, juveniles on garden feeder (Mike Upstone)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Tree Pipit, flew over 8pm (Ian Williams)

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