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30th May: Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), Cuckoo, Calling (Alan Gardiner)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2ads plus 1juv (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Common Tern (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Hobby, low over harassing hirundines (John Pritchard)
Westland Green nr Standon, Spotted Flycatcher, carrying food into bramble patch. (Jono Forgham)

29th May: Batch Wood nr St Albans, 3 Red Kite (Bill Free)
Bernards Heath (St Albans), Red Kite (Mike Rathjen)
Hinxworth, Yellow Wagtail, on rec (R Holdsworth)
Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon, chasing pigeons over John Warner school (Roland Power)
Jersey Farm (St Albans), Cuckoo, male heard calling towards Sandpit Lane (Dan Fletcher)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail, Male in meadow near Veolia works. (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, Pair at Draper (Clifford Smout)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Egret, over my garden (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)

28th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover, from viewpoint (William Bishop)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern, on the pontoon on the sailing lake 5pm (Ian Harris)
Flamstead village, 6 Swift (David McGrath)
Hitchin, Swift, Sturgeons Way TL196306 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 3 Swift, Rail Station TL194297 (David Inward)
Maple Cross, Osprey, 10am Circling higher and higher, mobbed by a Red Kite. (Chris Bessant)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2ads 1juv (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Oakmere Park (Potters Bar), Mandarin, male moulting (Robert Callf)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Grey Partridge (D Keech)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Nightingale (D Keech)
Redbourn, 4 Red Kite, 3 Kites chased off a Stellers Sea Eagle being flown as a demo at the Herts Show .Now lost (Ernest Leahy)
Stevenage, Red Kite, low over pin green stevenage 8.45am (Ian Harris)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, male (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, seen singing (Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Little Egret, along river (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 4 Oystercatcher, two adults and two chicks: now off island an on banks of pit (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Yellow Wagtail, male (Steven Pearce)
West End nr Essendon, Hobby (Ken & Linda Smith & Virginia Kennard)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Barnacle Goose, with Greylags and Canada Geese (Alan Gardiner)

27th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover, from viewpoint (Rob Stubbs)
Aston End, Little Egret, On River Bean at Aston Ford (Ray Hooper)
Ayot St Lawrence, Spotted Flycatcher, West end High St (Clifford Smout)
Colney Heath, 6 Swift (Steve Evans/Ann Lee)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Hobby (Robin Pearson)
Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 2 Peregrine Falcon, One bringing food to second bird at Substation (Michael Hooper)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, chasing large flock of recently fledged Starlings over fallow headland south of Hornhill Road (Chris Bessant)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 ads, 1juv (Steve Carter)
Redbournbury, 2 Little Owl (David, Susan & Sarah Lyons)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (Barry Trevis)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 10 Little Egret (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, singing (Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Grey Partridge
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 ad 3 young (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Black-necked Grebe, on scrape, near flooded causeway. Still at 16:55pm (David Booth et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c20 Swift (David Booth)
Watton at Stone, 3 Red Kite, over Blue Hill. (Nigel Denison)

26th May: Dane End, Cuckoo, Calling in the woods next to Whitehills Golf Club (Nigel Denison)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
Hitchin, Swift, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Lamer Park nr Wheathampstead, Raven
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve. Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite, adults (Steve. Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2 adults with 1 juv left from brood of 7 (Steve Carter)
Redbournbury, 3 Little Owl (David, Susan & Liz Lyons)
Sandridge nr St Albans, Cuckoo, male calling between Woodcock Hill and House Lane, 8.30pm (Dan Fletcher)
St Albans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Brendon Fagan)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Anders Gray)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail, female on island mesh. (Anders Gray)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Hobby (Anders Gray)
Stocker's Farm, Oystercatcher (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, over causeway to Bury Lake (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, calling (Charlie Ramsay)
Walkern, Little Egret, On River Bean nr playing fields (Ray Hooper)
Watford, Red Kite (Joan Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Common Tern (Anders Gray)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Anders Gray)

25th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby, over viewpoint (David Booth)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 60+ Swift (David Booth)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Redshank (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Dane End, Cuckoo, White Hills Golf Club (Michael Hooper)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Woolgrove Road TL198301 (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, c40 Sand Martin, over west lagoon 4pm (Barrie Stockwell)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 6 Swift (Barrie Stockwell)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 8 Goldeneye, 1 female with 7 juveniles (Steve Carter/Joan Thompson)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), Cetti's Warbler, Heard (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Farm, Oystercatcher (Joan Thompson/Anna Marett)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 males (Joan Thompson/Anna Marett)
Stocker's Lake, 200 Swift (Joan Thompson/Anna Marett)

24th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby, James hide (Rob Stubbs)
Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo, heard calling and later seen in Hoggates Wood pasture. (Paul Melarange)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Cuckoo, female, calling (Anders Gray)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 8 Goldeneye, fem with 7 young on Springwell Lake (G Lapworth et al)
Sandon, Little Owl, perched on sign for Sandon Bury Farm, 19:35 (Steve Hughes)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 12 Common Tern (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, calling (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (Charlie Ramsay)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 adult + 3 fledgling (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (S Blake)
Weston, Little Owl (Andrew Coates)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Red Kite (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, calling from an area near the dry canal. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Hobby, over reed bed in cemetery corner. (Adrian Bayliss)

23rd May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper, from view point (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow Wagtail (Ade Hall)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 60+ Swift, over Pudler's Wood (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Hobby, hunting Meadow Pipits next to B651 (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Cuckoo, flew into Well Wood (Rupert Evershed)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Hobby, appeared over garden after heavy thunderstorm attacking a Mallard at 7.40pm (Ian Bennell)
Hollingson Meads nr Harlow, Turtle Dove, purring at 11.10am, c50-100 yds south of Latton Lock from towpath on R. Stort, Herts side (Peter Oaks)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo (Keith Smith)
Panshanger Park, Little Owl (Keith Smith)
Plashes Wood nr Standon, Cuckoo, heard (Dave Jenkinson)
Roydon (Herts/Essex), Cuckoo, along railway line between Marina and sewage farm. (Andy Hawksworth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow, in usual hedge (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby, over scrape (T.Wood)

22nd May: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, over village (G Hinton)
Cole Green Tip, Cuckoo (Adrian Bonner)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 3 Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Grey Partridge (Steven Pearce)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (Steven Pearce)
Gosmore Hill nr Hitchin, 4 Raven, probable family group (Clive Harding)
Harpenden, 3 Raven, mobbing unidentified raptor at very high altitude then descending and rolling before heading off to south. (Alan Jackson)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 4 Black-necked Grebe (Simon Priestnall)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Tern (G Hinton)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Spotted Flycatcher, TL17003061. Briefly this morning in trees along river Oughton near the 'waterfall'. Oughtonhead common (Tom Speller)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Cuckoo, TL16903029. Grazing common. Oughtonhead common (Tom Speller)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 12 Common Tern (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Oystercatcher (Vicky Buckel)
Sandon, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, In churchyard near compost heap (D Coates)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 3 Little Egret, flying over late afternoon (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Cuckoo (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, female
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Tern (G Hinton)
Whitwell, Cuckoo (Robin Hilton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo
Wood Hall Farm/Estate nr Borehamwood, Cuckoo (Robert Hopkins)
Wood Hall Farm/Estate nr Borehamwood, Barn Owl (Robert Hopkins)
Wood Hall Farm/Estate nr Borehamwood, Little Owl (Robert Hopkins)

21st May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo (Ian Taylor)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Hobby, hunting on field across from viewpoint (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Egyptian Goose (Allan Meadows)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Mike Russell)
Hitchin, Swift, Walsworth Common TL195302 (David Inward)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Ringed Plover (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Tern (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (R Flesher/S Blake)
Verulamium Park, c100 Swift, 9 30 this morning (Alan Winn)

20th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Egyptian Goose (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Ade Hall)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge, pair in Oilseed rape field (Clive Brackenbury)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 40+ Swift, By boating centre late evening (Ian Hall)
Sandon, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, In churchyard. (David Booth)
Stocker's Lake, Red-crested Pochard, male (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (Charlie Ramsay)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Ringed Plover, below pylon (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Red Kite (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Rupert Evershed & Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)
Welwyn Garden City, Siskin, female on garden feeder (Mike Upstone)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 200+ Swift, Feeding low over the water. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ House Martin (Adrian Bayliss)

19th May: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Cetti's Warbler, heard near bittern pool (Steve Hughes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Hughes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 20+ Common Tern (Anders Gray)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Steve Hughes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo, seard 12:10-12:30 (Steve Hughes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Hobby (Anders Gray)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Hobby (Alan Gardiner)
Dane End, Cuckoo, calling at Whitehills Golf Club (Nigel Denison)
Hitchin, 8 Swift, TL1930 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Hitchin Boys School field TL183295 (David Inward)
Letchworth, Red Kite
Sandridge nr St Albans, Cuckoo, heard calling East of Coleman Green Lane (Craig Dunn)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Common Tern (Steven Pearce)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Wildhill nr Hatfield, Cuckoo, heard in the area of map ref 275065 (Steven Pearce)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Adrian Bayliss)

18th May: Benington, Cuckoo, heard (Kathy Sharman)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin, male (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 6 Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Raven (Tim Hill)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher, feeding around the overflow (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 200+ Swift (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Swallow (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo, heard and seen (Ben Crystall)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, heard from HMWT meadow (Jenny Sherwen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Swallow (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ House Martin (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Spotted Flycatcher, in woods area of startops (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Hobby (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 200+ Swift (G Hinton)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Welham Green, 3 Siskin, females on feeders (Daphne Dean)

17th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Hobby (Phil Blatcher)
Colney Heath, Cuckoo, calling in Frederick's Wood (alongside Courser's Lane, just south of Colney Heath) (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 3 Hobby (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin (David Booth)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Woolgrove Road TL198301 (David Inward)
Oakmere Park (Potters Bar), 2 Mandarin, males (Robert Callf)
Potters Bar, Firecrest, singing male in conifers at Morven House (Robert Callf)
South Mimms, Yellow Wagtail, flying over (Andrew Taylor)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Common Tern (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo, calling in wood behind hide (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Yellow Wagtail, male in adjoining field (Steven Pearce)
Walkern, Spotted Flycatcher, in conifers in church ground @940am (Gary Sanderson)
Waterend nr Wheathampstead, 2 Mandarin, pair on overgrown pond at TL206142 (Terry Corcoran)
Weston, Barn Owl (Andrew Coates)
Weston, Little Owl (Andrew Coates)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Cuckoo (David Booth)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Oystercatcher (David Booth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Hobby (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Adrian Bayliss)

16th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail, from viewpoint (Ade Hall)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2+ Hobby (Robin Pearson)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Mandarin (Robin Pearson)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 adults and 3 juvs (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Hobby (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler, seen reeling at south Osprey Lake reedbed (Allan Meadows)
Rickmansworth, 2 Arctic Tern, along Ebury Way, fishing lake before railway bridge (David Neal)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Common Sandpiper (David Wheatcroft)
Stocker's Lake, Peregrine Falcon, low over lake at 3 30 (Charlie Ramsay)
Tewin, Yellow Wagtail, field next to Park wood 8pm (Ian Taylor)
Tonwell nr Ware, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Hobby (Steve Blake)
Ware, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Charlie Hammond)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Hobby, over the reed bed to the right of the hide. (Adrian Bayliss)

15th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Egyptian Goose (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo, calling from north end (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Peregrine Falcon (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Dunlin (Allan Meadows)
Baldock, Firecrest, singing male Weston Hills LNR (Simon Crockford)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Barn Owl, over fields NW of village at 9pm (David Booth)
Cassiobury Park, 15 Mandarin, female and 14 chicks reported to me by Elaine McNulty on the canal between locks 76+75. Biggest chick number on record for the park! (Ian Bennell)
Colney Heath, Cuckoo (Clive Harding)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Cuckoo, scrubby field (Alan Winn)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Oystercatcher, one circling high and calling (Jack Fearnside)
Lower Woodside nr Hatfield, Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Maple Lodge NR, Peregrine Falcon, over at altitude heading south (Paul Lewis)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite, Resident pair (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2ads with 3 juvs (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, 4 Hobby, over Osprey lake this am (Allan Burrows)
Pin Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite, flying east (Ian Harris)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, drake (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red Kite, circling together (Joan Thompson)
Symondshyde Great Wood, 9 Hobby, Sutton farm gp (Brian Harper)
Symondshyde Great Wood, 6 Mandarin, 5m 1f (Brian Harper)
Welham Green, 4 Siskin, females on feeders (Daphne Dean)

14th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Dunlin (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Arctic Tern (Barry Reed)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 100 Swift (Joan Thompson)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 6 Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Mandarin, pair (Steven Pearce)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Black Tern (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 5 Common Tern (Tony Blake)
Hitchin, Red Kite, Elmside Walk TL182295 (David Inward)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Common Tern (Mike Wallen / Ted Wallen)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), Little Egret, Nr woodoaks farm (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 7 Egyptian Goose, 2 adults wth 5 juvs - this brood has lost 2 juvs in 2 days (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite, resident pair (Steve Carter)
Redbourn, Red Kite, over the M1 at c13:00hrs (Nigel Agar)
Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, Cetti's Warbler, by "S section" bends between Mill & footbridge (Stephen Middleton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 250 Swift, Approx. (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50 House Martin (Mike Wallen / Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black Tern, adult in full S/P. (Mike Wallen / Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 70 House Martin (Mike Wallen / Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Blue-headed Wagtail, male Channel' wagtail. Still at 19:30 on mesh island (Mike Wallen/Ted Wallen/Phil Rhodes)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Common Tern (Mike Wallen / Ted Wallen)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Hobby (Mike Wallen / Ted Wallen)
Warren's Green nr Stevenage, 2 Marsh Tit (Simon Crockford)
Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 19 Red Kite (Barry Reed)

13th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Great Black-backed Gull (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Hobby
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Dunlin
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st summer (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1st summers (Barry Reed)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, Turtle Dove, at pound farm last seen at grid ref TL167106 (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Hobby (Andrew Taylor)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Common Tern (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Swift (G Hinton)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Hobby, in tree on edge of HMWT meadow (Derrick Ling)
Stapleford, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Hobby (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Common Tern (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black Tern (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ Swift (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher, on stream inlet by woods near road (G Hinton)
Stocker's Farm, Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 12 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ Swift (G Hinton)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Cuckoo (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Egyptian Goose (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake/R Coombes)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake/R Coombes)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby, over reed bed to the right of the hide. (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c50 Swift, feeding low over the water. (Adrian Bayliss)
Withey Beds LNR, Kingfisher (Anna Marett)

12th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Little Ringed Plover (Darrel Bryant)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Steve Hughes)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo, heard and seen (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Black Tern (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 5 Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Hobby (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Garden Village, Yellow Wagtail, halfway along Gravel works (Ian Taylor)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 14 Egyptian Goose, 7 adults 1 female with 7juvs (Steve Carter)
St Albans, 2 Barnacle Goose, 10am flying north over town centre. Heading towards Verulamium Lake (Rupert Evershed)
St Albans, 2 Red Kite, from top of Maltings cp (Rupert Evershed)
Ware, 2 Little Egret, over Lime Close (Derrick Ling)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Hobby (Anna Marett/Viv Coulson)

11th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, 1st summer (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Black Tern (Jay Ward)
Batford, 2 Grey Partridge, in weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Grasshopper Warbler, reeling from 8.40pm, opposite side of path past newt pond. (Scott Chalmers)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grasshopper Warbler, heard reeling from hide due to wind direction carrying song from opposite side of reservoir (Ian Bennell)
Rickmansworth, 2 Oystercatcher, over the river colne nr Halfway house pub calling at 11.00 (Paul Ward)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Dunlin, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Oystercatcher, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Sandpiper, from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Spotted Flycatcher, In copse viewed from road between Startops and Tringford Reservoirs (Ian Bennell)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Ian Bennell)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, on the river Colne (Mel Barnett)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 groups of 2 (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Black Tern, from Tern Hide at 8.30pm, looked to roost (Stephen Middleton et al.)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, Male (G Lapworth)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, drake (Ian Bennell)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, male showing well by far bank opposite the hide (P Leigh)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Ian Bennell)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Tree Sparrow, calling from Oak (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Alan Gardiner)
Welwyn Garden City, Siskin, female on garden feeder (Mike Upstone)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Black Tern (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Red Kite (Jeff Bailey)

10th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Ringed Plover (Graham Clark)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Redshank (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Graham Clark)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Egyptian Goose (Murray Orchard)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Graham Clark)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Sanderling (Graham Clark)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Tern, from view point (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Graham Clark)
Bayfordbury, Nightingale, male singing in the scrub to the east of the pinetum. (Shaun Dowman)
Braughing, Hobby, over fields by Friars Road (Paula Moore)
Hartham (Hertford), 4 Common Tern (Simon Knott)
Hunsdon Meads, Cetti's Warbler (Jenny Sherwen)
Hunsdon Meads, Ring-necked Parakeet (Jenny Sherwen)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, water treatment/reeds area 16:15 (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Common Tern (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Swift (G Hinton)
OTHER (give details in comments box), Cuckoo, over A414 dual carriageway west of Hertford (Brian Minshull)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Greenshank, Draper hide
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Common Sandpiper, Draper hide
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Swift, 16:20 (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby, 15:30 sticking to the west bank few off around 16:00 (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Stocker's Lake, 15 Arctic Tern, teal hide (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, Cuckoo, singing male (Paul Lewis)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo (Jenny Sherwen)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, near hide (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, opposite hide in vegetation 15:00 (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Sandpiper (Graham Clark)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Black Tern, until 18:45 at least. (Dan Fletcher)

9th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Shelduck (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Snipe (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Greenshank (Barry Reed)
Bygrave, 3 Yellow Wagtail (R Holdsworth)
Bygrave, Hobby, over village at 6pm (R Holdsworth)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Hobby, circling at 12 noon but drifted off west (David Booth)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Sandpiper, displaying by enviromental lake (Darrel Bryant)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Common Tern, sailing lake (Darrel Bryant)
Garston nr Watford, Hobby, over the Avenues towards Munden (Andy Bright)
Hemel Hempstead, Marsh Harrier, female mobbed by Carrion Crow just NE of my Bennetts End garden (roughly over Jarman Park) at 6pm (Ian Bennell)
Jersey Farm (St Albans), Hobby, Sandpit Lane [by cemex workings] (Brian Harper)
Panshanger Park, 3 Common Tern (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
Pitstone No 2 Quarry, 2 Oystercatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Common Tern (Bill Haines)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper, still at 5:15pm (Steve Carter et al.)
Stocker's Lake, Arctic Tern, from Tern hide, on a post briefly then chased by Common Terns. 5.15pm. (Graham Clark)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Common Tern (A Marett/J Thompson/S Carter)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (Steve Carter et al.)
Symondshyde Great Wood, Cuckoo, singing (Brian Harper)
Symondshyde Great Wood, 2 Mandarin, pair (Brian Harper)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Bill Haines)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Richard Ness)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, drake still present viewable from hide (Bill Haines)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Adrian Bayliss)

8th May: Aberford Park (Borehamwood), Common Tern, fishing (Peter Ranger/Julie Waller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Dunlin (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Egyptian Goose (Allan Meadows)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Colney Heath, Cuckoo, at Park Corner (Clive Harding)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover, pair seen mating (Andrew Steele)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Hobby (Alan Gardiner)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Mandarin (J Bird)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Grasshopper Warbler (J Bird)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (J Bird)
Hemel Hempstead, Firecrest, in trees by Apsley scout group off Durrants Hill (Phill Luckhurst)
Hertford, 9 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Tern, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cuckoo, at 19:50 (Simon Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Lynne Lambert)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Ring-necked Parakeet, over (Lynne Lambert)
Merry Hill nr Bushey, Whinchat (Robert Hopkins)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Andrew Steele)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Raven (Andrew Steele)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Peregrine Falcon, male, took juv starling from air over garden (Roger Jones)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler, heard singing in dragonfly area 19.00 (Ollie Williams/Shaun Bater)
Panshanger Park, 2 Red Kite (John Coleman)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo (Tim Hill)
Panshanger Park, Little Owl, in the garden of the house by the trout fishing lake. (Shaun Bater/Ollie Williams)
Panshanger Park, 2 Hobby (Tim Hill)
Puckeridge, 13 Swift, first returning birds over the village (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Red Kite, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Oystercatcher, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Hobby, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Shelduck, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl, feeding on ground in front of usual tree stump (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, along River Colne (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, Spotted Flycatcher, Stocker's walk, path on canal side (Anna Marett et al.)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, drake from hide still 3.15 pm (Graham Clark)
Welham Green, Osprey, high heading NW towards A1 & Tyttenhanger (Andrew Miller)

7th May: Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park, Barnacle Goose, by dam path (Andrew Wood)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Barnacle Goose (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, 2nd summer (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Great Black-backed Gull (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow Wagtail
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull
Ashwell, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, pair approx 1k west of barrowsford bridge (R Holdsworth)
Batford, 16 Swift (Mike Russell)
Batford, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, pair nesting for third year (Mike Russell)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 5 Swift, 20:00 over village (G Hinton)
Buntingford, 5 Swift, calling over the High Street (Ted Fletcher)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Cetti's Warbler, singing on the Causeway between Bury and Stocker's lake (Hilary Weston)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 2 Raven (Albert Callewaert)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Swift (Kevin Widgery)
Hatfield Park, Cuckoo, TL252087
Hitchin, 5 Swift, Over Redhill Road (Rob Stubbs)
Jersey Farm (St Albans), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, or 3, House lane (Brian Harper)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Tern (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Hobby (Simon Knott)
Kings Langley, Whinchat, at Berrybushes Farm (Ephraim Perfect)
Leasey Bridge nr Wheathampstead, Ring-necked Parakeet (Mike Russell)
Maple Lodge NR, 2 Hobby, hawking insects (Paul Lewis)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), 2 Red Kite
Munden Estate nr Bricket Wood, Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Munden Estate nr Bricket Wood, 4 Swallow (Alan Winn)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo (Keith Smith)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler, reeling and showing well on Dragonfly Trail 7a.m. to 9.30a.m. at least (Chris Holtby)
Panshanger Park, 2 Common Tern, Osprey Lake 9am to 9.30am at least (Chris Holtby)
Panshanger Park, 2 Hobby (Keith Smith)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (John Fisher)
Royston, Nightingale, singing male in thick shrubbery bordering Tesco's fuel station next to A505 roundabout (Gareth Rees)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, from Otter hide (Jane Free)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Hobby (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Common Tern (Vicky Buckel)
Sawbridgeworth, Red Kite (Ridler E)
Shilley Green Farm nr Langley, 2 Mandarin, pair on pond (Clive Brackenbury)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Common Tern (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, in woods near the road between Startop and Tringford reservoir
Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Cuckoo, male (G Lapworth)
Symondshyde Great Wood, 2 Mandarin, pair. (Brian Harper)
Therfield Heath, Firecrest, at TL336398 (R Best)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper
Verulamium Park, 3 Swift (Alan Winn)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, over gardens at Blue Hill (Nigel Denison)
West End nr Essendon, Marsh Harrier, TL255085 female at 10.20
Willian nr Letchworth, Short-eared Owl, heading North 9pm. (Ross Facer)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Nightingale, sang briefly just after 8.30am but not heard again in the next hour (Ian Williams)

6th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, 2nd summer (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail, From viewpoint (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Caspian Gull, both 1st summer (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Great Black-backed Gull (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Redshank (Allan Meadows)
Baldock, 4 Swift (Andrew Coates)
Batford, 2 Grey Partridge, in weedy field (Darin Stanley)
Batford, 20 Swift (Darin Stanley)
Bayfordbury, Nightingale, 1 male heard singing in the pinetum near the log and lawn steps. (Shaun Dowman)
Berkhamsted, c20 Swift, from 1900 onwards (Mike Spittles)
Bishop's Stortford, c20 Swift, over Northgate End area. (Dr Richard Melarange)
Borehamwood, c20 Swift, at back of Leeming Road Shops (Rex Dunwoody)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Swift, over village (G Hinton)
Colney Heath, Kingfisher (Clive Harding)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Common Tern (G Lapworth)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, at 7am reeling, neither showing well (or indeed at all!) (Ben Sandford Smith)
Hatfield, 5 Swift, back near nest site in Broadway, Old Hatfield (Kathy Sharman)
Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 6 Grey Partridge (Brian Harper)
Hertford, Little Egret, on River Beane near Goldings estate. (Nigel Denison)
Hertford, Little Egret, River Beane west of A119 TL313138 (David Inward)
Hertford, 7 Swift, town centre TL327128 (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Taylor)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Tern (Andrew Taylor)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 12 Swift (Steve Hughes)
Latchford nr Standon, Kingfisher, near ford. (Dr Richard Melarange)
Latchford nr Standon, 2 Swallow, nesting in barn at Arches Hall Farm. (Dr Richard Melarange)
Letchworth, 15+ Swift (Andrew Coates)
Maple Cross, 4 Swift (Steve Carter)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 50 Swift, flying high west (Roger Jones)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler, singing and showing well on dragonfly walk (Simon Radcliffe)
Park Street nr St Albans, 3 Swift, over village (Alan Winn)
Puckeridge, 2 Swallow (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Oystercatcher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Swift (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Common Tern (Vicky Buckel)
Stapleford, Red Kite, TL3117 (David Inward)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, heard along river colne in locations 300 yards apart (Gaham Folkerd)
Tring Park, Whimbrel, On ground at first. Distinctive call when flushed. (Jill Saunders)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow, In usual hedge (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Swallow (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Sand Martin (T.Wood)
Ware, 4 Swift, Ware East TL362148 (David Inward)
Ware, 2 Swift, Ware NE TL364151 (David Inward)
Weston, 4 Grey Partridge (Andrew Coates)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Sandpiper (Neil Harwood)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Owl, flushed from Rushy Meadow (Neil Harwood)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20 Swift, over Rushy Meadow (Neil Harwood)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Common Tern (Neil Harwood)
Wilstone Village, Hobby (Neil Harwood)

5th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Caspian Gull, all 1st summer (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull, 2nd summer (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Cuckoo (Jenny Sherwen)
Ashwell, 7 Swift (Andrew Coates)
Ashwell, Swift (R Holdsworth)
Bernards Heath (St Albans), Swift (Andrew Steele)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Common Tern, along canal, TL038061. (L. Flower)
Bozen Green nr Braughing, Swallow (Steve Hughes)
Buntingford, 11 Swift (Andrew Coates)
Bushey, 2 Swift (Patty Briggs)
Croxley Green, Little Owl, Little Green Lane by Coachmans Cottage (G Lapworth)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Sandpiper, main lake (Tom Speller)
Harpenden, Swift, low over garden, Derwent Road (David Lyons)
Hemel Hempstead, 3 Swift, Grovehill, 9:30am (L. Flower)
Hertford, 4 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
Hertford, 2 Swift, arrived in nest box this evening (Clive Chapman)
High Wych nr Sawbridgeworth, Red Kite, near Great Pennys Farm. (Dr Richard Melarange)
Maple Cross, 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair on dung heaps south of Hornhill Rd (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 4 Swift (Steve Carter)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)
Stevenage, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Tilekin Farm, Great Ashby. In Horse field. 17.55
Stevenage, 3 Swift, Old Town (R Best)
Stocker's Lake, Cuckoo (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)
Tring, 2 Marsh Tit (Lee G R Evans)
Tring, Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Tring Park, Hoopoe, from 9.45 anting in central valley of the parkland (John Taylor et al.)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (G Hinton)
Ware, 12 Swift (Derrick Ling)
Ware, Red Kite (Derrick Ling)
Welwyn Garden City, 17 Swift, 15 over Ludwick Way, 2 over Gresley Close (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Welwyn Garden City, Red Kite, over Ludwick Way (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
West Hyde, Hobby (Joan Thompson/Anna Marett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Tony Kavanagh)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Common Tern (Tony Kavanagh)

4th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover, from viewpoint (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st summer (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow Wagtail, flew past viewpoint (Ade Hall et al)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Redshank (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Wheatear (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Common Tern (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Egyptian Goose (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Egret (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Red Kite (Rob Stubbs)
Ashwell, Red Kite, over Partridge Hill (Steve Akrill)
Berkhamsted, 2 Swift (Mike Spittles)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, Gadespring cressbeds, colour-ringed bird, BTO GR24085 (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Kingfisher, River Bulbroune (L. Flower)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard 0800hrs approx (Steve Carter)
Colney Heath, Red Kite, church end of village (Steve Evans/Ann Lee)
Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 2 Red Kite, circling togather (David Booth)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Grasshopper Warbler, reeling in area near Round Wood and gravel pits from 8:40pm (Paul Moss)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Sandpiper, on fallen tree in middle lake (Andy Day)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Wheatear, in sheep field to east of main drive. (Tim Hill)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Swift (Tim Hill)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 8 Common Tern (Joan Thompson)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Swift (John Moss)
Hertford, Swift, over town centre (Chris Glanville)
Kelshall nr Royston, 2 Yellow Wagtail, top of Coombe Road (David Booth)
Kelshall nr Royston, 2 Corn Bunting, singing by road from A505 to Kelshall (David Booth)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler, reeling at 9.00 (Darren Bast)
Maple Cross, 4 Swift (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail, 8.30am, male on dung heap south of Hornhill Rd (Chris Bessant)
Maple Lodge NR, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Little Egret, on river Mimran (Steve Hughes)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 2 Common Tern (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Panshanger Park, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 heard along dragonfly walk (Steve Hughes)
Panshanger Park, 2 Swallow, over Osprey Lake (Steve Hughes)
Panshanger Park, 2 Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
South Oxhey, 3 Red Kite, over Oxhey Warren (Joan Thompson)
St Albans, 2 Swift, over city centre at 7pm (Andrew Steele)
Stocker's Farm, Egyptian Goose, flooded field (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Farm, Little Ringed Plover, flooded field (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Common Tern (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 20 Little Egret (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher, along river (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Steve Carter)
Tewinbury Reserve, Cetti's Warbler
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Red Kite (T.Wood)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sand Martin, over main pit (T Wood)
Ware, 2 Egyptian Goose, opposite Saracen's Head pub (Helena Nash)
Watford, 4 Swallow, at Brightwells farm buildings (Joan Thompson)
Welwyn Garden City, 10+ Swift (Ian Taylor)
Weston, 4 Swift (Andrew Coates)
Weston, 7 House Martin (Andrew Coates)
Whitwell Hoo, Grey Partridge, in ceral field (Clive Brackenbury)
Woolmer Green, 2 Swift

3rd May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow Wagtail, briefly (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover, from viewpoint (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Cuckoo, from holycross (Ade Hall)
Ashwell, White Wagtail, probable. Dung heap TL26494053 (Tom Speller)
Ashwell, 2 Yellow Wagtail, dung heap at TL26494053 (Tom Speller)
Bengeo (Hertford), 5+ Swift (Peter Fuller)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Swift, possible returning birds (G Hinton)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, House Martin, 19:35 over (G Hinton)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, over station moor 18:00 (G Hinton)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Mandarin, Male on water (Dan Fletcher)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Red Kite (Dan Fletcher)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Pair (Dan Fletcher)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Little Ringed Plover (Dan Fletcher)
Essendon, Cuckoo (David Carter)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 8 Swift, also 2 Common Tern & House Martin (Mike Harris)
Hemel Hempstead, Oystercatcher, calling over Cambrian Way, Highfield TL 063 086 at 23.55 (Dan Forder)
Hexton, Red Kite, circling over the Hexton Chalk Pits nature reserve along with Buzzard and Kestrel (Nigel Agar)
Maple Cross, 3 Swift (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, male (Darrel Bryant)
Oxhey, Red Kite, over Oxhey Village. (Geoff Young)
Panshanger Park, 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Andrew Taylor)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo (Andrew Taylor)
Royston, Great White Egret, 1 flew SE over Royston at 17.10. (Tim Wilson)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby, over meadow (Darren Bast)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Kingfisher, In to feed at 16.20 (Darren Bast)
Sandridge nr St Albans, 2 Mandarin, on wetland area SE of Coleman Green Lane (Craig Dunn)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Red Kite (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6 Swallow (Tony Kavanagh)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Tern (S Blake/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10 Swift (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake/R Flesher)
Warren Spring Laboratory nr Stevenage, Hobby (Chris Bessant)
Weston, Swift (Andrew coates)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake/R Flesher)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Roseate Tern, still at 06:50 but moribund

2nd May: Ashwell, 2 Wheatear, Blue-gate Farm (John Dingemans)
Ashwell, 3 Yellow Wagtail, on dungheap north of Blue-gate Farm (John Dingemans)
Bengeo (Hertford), Wheatear, footpath to St Johns Wood (Simon Knott)
Bozen Green nr Braughing, Corn Bunting, on overhead wires across tarmac track (Paula Moore)
Cassiobury Park, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, males approx 300m E of Gade Ave car park near Central Ave (Steve Younger et al.)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 4 Raven, paddock north of main house (Bill Free)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, Swallow, over fruit farm (Bill Free)
Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP, Mandarin, in flooded horse paddock (Alan Gardiner)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Mandarin, pair. (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Hobby
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 45+ Swift, over floodwater pool (John Pritchard)
Harpenden, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Ox Lane area (Bill Day)
Hartham (Hertford), Kingfisher, fishing on the Beane (Andy Catchpole)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Snipe, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
Long Marston, Little Egret (Dave Jenkinson)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grasshopper Warbler, reeling males in rough field behind sewage works (Lee G R Evans)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Northaw Great Wood, Lesser Redpoll, In flight (Paul Driver)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Kingfisher (Rob Stubbs)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Swift (Roger Jones)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 6 Swallow (Roger Jones)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo (Allan Burrows)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler, singing and showing well. 0830 by reeds Osprey Lake (Simon Radcliffe)
Panshanger Park, 2 Common Tern (Allan Burrows)
Panshanger Park, 10+ Swift (Allan Burrows)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler, singing on low bush by dragonfly trail 0830 (Simon Radcliffe)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Oystercatcher (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Therfield Heath, Firecrest, singing, TL336398 (Andrew Taylor)
Therfield nr Royston, Unidentified Harrier, Ringtail flying west over the Icknield Way, approx TL345384. Too brief/distant to identify confidently (Andrew Taylor)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, on island (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 3 Yellow Wagtail, on adjoining field (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Wheatear, on adjoining field (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Barnacle Goose (Steven Pearce)
Welwyn Garden City, Common Sandpiper, over calling at 0038 (Murray Brown)
West Hyde, 7 Wheatear, View from Old Shire Lane (G Lapworth)
West Hyde, 2 Corn Bunting (G Lapworth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 60 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 47 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 45 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Wheatear, ploughed field at back of Wilstone reservoir (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Roseate Tern, ringed as a chick on Rockabill, Ireland in July 2012 (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Roseate Tern, adult in breeding plumage (ringed on both legs) present from 1650 hours until dusk, often roosting on bank of reservoir 70 yards east of car park steps. First record for reservoirs and only 2nd county record. Found by Dave Bilcock (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 90 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Kevin McCarthy)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper, on Drayton Bank (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Arctic Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, fem (G Lapworth/ P Lewis)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth/ P Lewis)

1st May: Aldbury nr Tring, Raven, Aldbury Nowers. (Graham Clark)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Steve Hughes)
Ashwell, 9+ Corn Bunting (Richard Holdsworth)
Ashwell, Corn Bunting, singing, Eyeworth Rd (Steve Akrill)
Cassiobury Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, male still drumming and showing well in oaks by car park at the end of Gade Road (Chris Hazell)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, House Martin, Manor Farm (Clive Brackenbury)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, 4 Swallow, Manor Farm (Clive Brackenbury)
Cuffley, Whinchat, near railway viaduct (L.G.Neville)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Grasshopper Warbler (Paul Driver)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Cuckoo (Paul Driver)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Wheatear (Paul Driver)
Hatfield, Red Kite (Paul Driver)
Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, 2 Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
High Canons nr Borehamwood, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Pearce)
Maple Cross, 3! Swift, Denham way (Steve Carter)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler, plus 3 singing males (Lynne Lambert)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail, singing in hedgerow behind GU canal next to horse field (Lynne Lambert)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 35 Common Tern (Jeff Bailey)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40 Swift (Lynne Lambert)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Lynne Lambert)
Much Hadham, 3 Swift (Bob Pedder)
Panshanger Park, Grasshopper Warbler (Allan Burrows)
Pishiobury Park, 5 Swift (John Slee)
Sandridge nr St Albans, Spotted Flycatcher, catching flies in House Lane (Brian Harper)
Sawbridgeworth, Cetti's Warbler, singing (John Slee)
Sawbridgeworth, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (John Slee)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Tern (jeff bailey)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl, on fallen tree stump (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose, pair on flooded field (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Farm, Little Egret, over (Geoff Young)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, singing and showing well along the River Colne (Mel Barnett)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo (Jenny Sherwen)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cetti's Warbler (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Hobby (Ken & Linda Smith)
West Hyde, 8 Wheatear, at far end on right over cross track (G Lapworth)
Wheathampstead, 2 Raven, flew over at 12:30 (Tim Hill)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Graham Clark)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 36 Common Tern (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Graham Clark)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail (Chris Hazell)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear (Chris Hazell)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Little Owl (Chris Hazell)

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