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4th Dec: Alswick Hall nr Buntingford, Little Owl (Chris Beach)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, 3 sightings 10-11.30 (Ron Baber)
Breachwood Green, Merlin, male, farmland between Darleyhall and Breachwood Green (Darren Thomas)
Buntingford, Kingfisher (Chris Beach)
Colney Heath, Common Snipe, at Park Corner (Clive Harding)
Colney Heath, Water Rail, at Park Corner (Clive Harding)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl, on the old oak tree (David & Sarah Lyons)
East Hyde, Water Rail (David Lyons)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 3 Stonechat, domed field nr moribund oaks (How Wood moor) (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Lesser Redpoll, alders between school and felled poplars (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 25 Fieldfare (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 35+ Redwing (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Chiffchaff, Birch wood (Alan Winn)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 4+ Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Ring-necked Parakeet, heard (Alan Gardiner)
Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, 50+ Fieldfare (Michael Rathjen)
Lemsford Springs, 5 Little Egret (Peter Clark)
Lemsford Springs, Ring-necked Parakeet, white Ring-necked Parakeet. In large tree to the right of the entrance (Peter Clark)
Lemsford Springs, Green Sandpiper (Peter Clark)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Common Snipe (Peter Clark)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail (David Lyons)
Redbournbury, 10+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 180+ Golden Plover (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Woodcock, on loop in woods opp. entrance to Stanstead Abbots Lake North (Bob Harris)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, from Gadwall hide (Bob Harris)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper (Bob Harris)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Bittern, 1 in flight at 13:00 (Bob Harris)
Stocker's Farm, Raven (Steve Middleton/Chris Sharp)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Steve Middleton/Chris Sharp)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), Goldeneye, female, north met pit (Tom Speller)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Tree Sparrow (Steve Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Green Sandpiper, washout lagoon for gravel workings (Clive Harding)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 9 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Peregrine Falcon (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Great White Egret (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), c20 Siskin (Alan Gardiner)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Welwyn Garden City, Red Kite, over Shoplands (Murray Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, Siskin, over Woodland Rise (Murray Brown)
Welwyn Garden City, 2+ Red Kite, over Woodland Rise, also 2+ common buzzards (Murray Brown)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl, In usual tree (Andrew steele)

3rd Dec: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 2 Water Rail, Squealing birds heard at two sites (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Cetti's Warbler, Song heard (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, Showing well in right side cutting, feeding on corner of reeds. On show from 16.10 to 16.25 at least (Murray Orchard)
Berkhamsted, Little Egret, on Bulborne iin river course at Stag Lane (Jonathan Morris)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, female in garden 09:45 (G Hinton)
Broadwater (Stevenage), 8+ Ring-necked Parakeet, over Roebuck Hotel (K Casey)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 22 Red-crested Pochard, 15m,7f (G Lapworth et al)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 7 Goldeneye, 4m,3f (G Lapworth et al)
Cole Green Tip, 6 Common Snipe (Andy Haig)
Cole Green Tip, 18 Yellowhammer (Andy Haigh)
East Hyde, 2 Little Owl, in Oak tree near farm (Bob Pedder)
East Hyde, Common Snipe (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Water Rail, In main river downstream of bridge (Bob Pedder)
Hitchin, Red Kite, over railway c 10:00 (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, Little Egret, over Ippollits brook. Oakfield estate. (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Jersey Farm (St Albans), 2 Raven, flying south along House Lane (Dan Fletcher)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Water Rail (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Lemsford Springs, Red Kite (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Common Snipe (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, Male eating apple on my apple tree. (Chris Bessant)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 20 Redwing (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 25 Fieldfare (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Jack Snipe, from viewing screen, with snipe (Barry Reed)
Panshanger Park, Water Rail (Barry Reed)
Ridge, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over village. (Steven Pearce)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher, Gadwall hide (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper, Gadwall hide (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper, from Gadwall hide (Steve Hughes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Common Snipe, Gadwall hide (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Pipit, On islands from Gadwall hide from 10.45-11.00 at least (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, from Gadwall hide (Steve Hughes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck, Gadwall hide (Murray Orchard)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Goosander, male (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Bittern (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, c30 Siskin (Jane Free)
Stapleford, Common Snipe, old landfill (Tom Speller)
Stapleford, 12 Red Kite, In trees next to church. Three also seen at old landfill (Tom Speller)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (G Lapworth et al)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, fem (G Lapworth et al)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Goldeneye, 1m,5f (G Lapworth et al)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 20+ Linnet (Keith Smith)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Red Kite (Keith Smith)
The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 4 Redwing (Keith Smith)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 18 Goosander, 10m 8f North Met Pit (Steve Hughes)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 6 Redwing (Steve Hughes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 7 Little Egret (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Peregrine Falcon, juv (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Wigeon (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Kingfisher (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Great Black-backed Gull, adult (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Green Sandpiper (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Great White Egret (S Blake et al)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellowhammer (S Blake et al)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c40 Linnet (S Blake et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, Drake. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Greenshank, Near the new spillway. (Adrian Bayliss)

2nd Dec: Aldwickbury Golf Course, Marsh Tit, with tit flock at Aldwyckbury pond near Batford (Darin Stanley)
Berkhamsted Common, 100+ Redwing (Mike Spittles)
Borehamwood, 62 Monk Parakeet, 38 at core colony, 14 at another and 10 at a third (Lee G R Evans)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, female in garden 09:00 (Gary Hinton)
Buntingford, Kingfisher, River Rib (Chris Beach)
Buntingford, Little Egret, River Rib (Chris Beach)
Cole Green Tip, Common Snipe (Andy Haig)
Cole Green Tip, 2 Egyptian Goose, flying overhead easterly (Andy Haig)
Cole Green Tip, Stonechat, female (Andy Haig)
Cole Green Tip, 12 Yellowhammer (Andy Haig)
Colney Heath, 3 Lesser Redpoll (David Booth)
Colney Heath, 10 Siskin (David Booth)
Colney Heath, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (David Booth)
Hatfield, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, over the old town (Kathy Sharman)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 100+ Fieldfare (Allan Meadows)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 40+ Redwing (Allan Meadows)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Ippollts Brook back of Oakfield Avenue (Nigel Agar)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Blackcap, in garden (Tony Kavanagh)
Marshalswick (St Albans), Fieldfare, in garden (Tony Kavanagh)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve. Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve. Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve. Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 58 Redwing (Steve. Carter)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 4 Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (John Pritchard)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, including two adult drakes (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, redhead still (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 52 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 16 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 8 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Raven (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Great White Egret, One on main pit, one on Willows Farm Lake (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 9 Little Egret (David Booth)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Stonechat, on new dung heap (G Lapworth)

1st Dec: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Raven, flew through (William Last)
Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Smew, redhead still present (William Last)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, Kingfisher (Anna Marett)
Berkhamsted, 3+ Siskin, watercress beds St Johns Well Lane (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted, 2 Kingfisher, watercress beds St Johns Well Lane (Mike Spittles)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 8 Red-crested Pochard (Anna Marett/Steve Carter)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 30 Siskin (Anna Marett/Steve Carter)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Stonechat, Former BT field (David Wheatcroft)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Common Snipe, flushed between river and island lake (Alan Winn)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail, heard (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Bittern (Jeff Bailey)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Corn Bunting, roost in reed bed (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40+ Fieldfare, Into trees before roosting in reed bed (G Hinton)
Rickmansworth, 2 Blackcap, male and female in garden (first sighting this winter and a rather later arrival than usual) (Andrew Moon)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (G Hinton)
Stocker's Lake, Smew, redhead from Shovelar hide (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Water Rail, heard only (Anna Marett/Steve Carter)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Goldeneye, male (Phill Luckhurst)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 15 Goosander (Barry Reed)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 2 Raven (Barry Reed)
Turnford nr Cheshunt, Little Egret, feeding in brook by Bulls Head (Alison Monckton)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Wigeon (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Green Sandpiper (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 10 Fieldfare (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Great White Egret (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 7 Little Egret (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Mike Upstone)
Welwyn, 13 Red Kite, in 3 groups (Malcolm Bridges)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Adrian Bayliss)

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