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29th Jun: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Barnacle Goose (Barry Reed)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Simon Knott)

28th Jun: Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Hobby, at end of footpath in Hay lane (Paula Moore)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 4 Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Hitchin, Swift, Nightingale Road TL187297 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Wilshire Crescent TL205297 (David Inward)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, Egyptian Goose (Brendon Fagan)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 3 Common Tern (Brendon Fagan)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Oystercatcher, pair with 3 well-grown young (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (David Booth)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Ringed Plover, on pumpkin field (David Booth)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher, from jetty. (L Batten)

27th Jun: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Barn Owl, flew past view point carrying a vole at 21:05 (Phil Ball)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Curlew, low west calling at 21:00 (Phil Ball)
Colney Heath, 2 Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Graveley nr Stevenage, 2 Yellow Wagtail, juvenile along farm track towards Stevenage, adult pair in area. (Clive Brackenbury)
Hatfield Garden Village, 100+ Swift (Ian Taylor)
Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, Barn Owl, flying South of Wells & Puddlers Wood at 20:40 (Craig Dunn)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Sturgeons Way TL196306 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 8 Swift, High Dane TL194305 (David Inward)
Maple Cross, 6 Swallow (Chris Bessant)
Rush Green nr Hertford, Spotted Flycatcher, nesting on house where one nested 10 years ago and not seen since (Peter Dixon)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby, chasing Swallows and House Martins (Andrew Moon)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow, in hedge (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 6 Common Tern (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, adults, juveniles not on view (Alan Gardiner)
Watton at Stone, 4 Red Kite (Tony Barrett)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-necked Grebe, summer plumaged still at noon best viewed from the jetty (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12+ Little Egret, minimum number of youngsters in central bushes (Ian Williams)

26th Jun: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Oystercatcher, pair with three just fledged young (Phil Ball)
Batch Wood nr St Albans, 6 Red Kite, Over wood and hayfield (Bill Free)
Bernards Heath (St Albans), 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Steele)
Burnham Green nr Welwyn, Red Kite, calling and circling (David Booth)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Red Kite (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Curlew, flying over west towards Bricket wood. (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 20+ Swift (Anders Gray)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Barnacle Goose, with moulting Canada Geese (Jack Fearnside)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Oystercatcher (Anders Gray)
Hitchin, Red Kite, St Faiths Close TL198303 (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Red Kite, Inc 1 juv (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler, calling from reed bed (john coleman)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Red Kite, flying loosely together over land between stockers and M25 (Joan Thompson)
Verulamium Park, 3 Little Egret, on island (Alan Gardiner)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 72 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 90 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-necked Grebe, seen from jetty bank. (Ian Wood Thompson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (Mike Wallen + Ted Wallen)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 87 Sand Martin, unusually large count for late June (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Oystercatcher, pair feeding single chick (Lee G R Evans)

25th Jun: Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, Red-crested Pochard, male (G Lapworth)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (G Lapworth)
Batford, Hobby (Mike Russell)
Batford, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, calling along river (Mike Russell)
Broxbourne Woods - Hoddesdon Park Wood, Hobby (Simon Knott & William Bishop)
Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), Spotted Flycatcher (R Flesher/S Blake)
Hatfield, Red Kite, over Furzen Crescent, South Hatfield. (Steven Pearce)
Maple Cross, 6 Swallow, 2 adults feeding 4 young above my garden (Chris Bessant)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon, juvenile (Lee Jaques)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover (Lee Jaques)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper (Lee Jaques)
Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 4 Common Tern (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 21 Little Egret, adults & juvs (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Common Tern (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (R Flesher/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Little Egret (Steven Pearce)
Verulamium Park, 100+ Swift, 7am lots of swifts feeding low over lake (Paul Moss)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (R Flesher/S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Oystercatcher (R Flesher/S Blake)

24th Jun: Berkhamsted, Kingfisher, on the Bulbourne. (Hilary Weston)
Fir & Pond Woods nr Potters Bar, 10+ Swift, feeding over Fir Wood. (Simon West)
Gilston Park nr Harlow, Little Owl (Jenny Sherwen)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Oystercatcher, flying west at 1:05pm (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swift (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Tern (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (S Blake/R Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 ad, 3 Juv (S Blake/R Coombes)
Watford, Siskin, heard calling over Glen Way (Ian Bennell)

23rd Jun: Barwick, Little Owl, flew up off road into dead Ash (Laurence Drummond)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Hitchin Library TL181291 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 6 Swift, Orchard Road TL197303 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Verulum Road TL189296 (David Inward)
Ickleford, 40+ Swift, low over the Bedford Rd (Michael Hooper)
Maple Lodge NR, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Maple Lodge NR, 8 Swift (Steve Carter)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 15 Common Tern (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 19 Little Egret, adults & juvs (G Lapworth)

22nd Jun: Cassiobury Park, Little Egret, river Gade, in shallows by bridge. (Geoff Young)
Hatfield, Ring-necked Parakeet, over Oxlease. (Steven Pearce)
Hatfield Garden Village, 9 Swift, over this evening (John Moss, Alfred Moss)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Red Kite, above Gadebridge park. (Hilary Weston)
Hitchin, 4 Swift, Tristam Road TL195305 (David Inward)
Stevenage, 20+ Swift, over houses, Shephall (Penny Fanthorpe)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, calling (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Common Tern (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Little Egret, both in drain between the lake and canal (Charlie Ramsay)

21st Jun: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Jenny Sherwen)
East End Green, 3 Redshank, at the lake south of the village (Christopher Benton)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, Barn Owl (Robin Hilton)
Hitchin, Swift, Cambridge Road TL198300 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, High Dane TL194305 (David Inward)
Hitchin, Swift, Tristam Road TL195305 (David Inward)
Hitchin, Swift, Bancroft TL184292 (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
Letchworth, Red Kite
Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon (Michael Hooper)
Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 2 Raven, pair at Little Wymondley Sub-Station (Michael Hooper)
Stocker's Lake, 18 Little Egret, adults & juvs (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 14 Common Tern, at tern rafts (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, Male (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)

20th Jun: Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern, over sailing lake (Steve Akrill)
Hitchin, Red Kite (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cuckoo
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 8 Swift (Steve Carter)
Northaw Great Wood, 4 Curlew, flying over north mid-afternoon
Radwell nr Baldock, Little Egret
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, calling this morning near Warbler hide (Paul Thrush)

19th Jun: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Egyptian Goose, two adults 6 young
Bendish nr Whitwell, 2 Yellow Wagtail, adult with fledged juvenile at roadside puddle near Bendish (Barry Trevis)
Braughing, 4 Corn Bunting, males on territory in fields E of village: 2 in peas and 2 on wires between barley and wheat (Murray Orchard)
Braughing, 4 Yellow Wagtail, pairs/territories in field E of village: singing male and pair with young in beans; singing male and pair in peas (Murray Orchard)
Braughing, Grey Partridge, calling in bean field E of village (Murray Orchard)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Hitchin, Red Kite, Orchard Road TL197303 (David Inward)
Hitchin, Swift, Woolgrove Road TL198301 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 3 Swift, St Faiths Close TL198302 (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler
King's Meads nr Hertford, Redshank
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Maple Cross, 6 Swift (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Common Tern (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Yellow Wagtail, flew to crop field to south (Tom Speller)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Egret, flying (Alan Gardiner)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30 Sand Martin
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 60 House Martin
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30 Swallow
Verulamium Park, 2+ Little Egret, in willow on island (Alan Gardiner)
Verulamium Park, Barnacle Goose, on lake (Alan Gardiner)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40 Swift

18th Jun: Aldbury nr Tring, Redstart, in garden by canal (Aul Barritt)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Little Ringed Plover (William Bishop/Phil Ball)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Yellow-legged Gull (William Bishop/Phil Ball)
Batford, Hobby (Mike Russell)
Batford, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Mike Russell)
Berkhamsted Common, Tree Pipit, identified by flight display and call (Mike Spittles)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)
Harpenden, Hobby, over Westfield Wood (Tim Hill)
Harpenden, 17 Swift, over Westfield Wood (Tim Hill)
Hemel Hempstead, Peregrine Falcon, mobbed by Swifts over my garden then headed off west (Ian Bennell)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Woolgrove Road TL19743025 (David Inward)
Hitchin, 5 Swift, Walsworth Common TL195303 (David Inward)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose, adults (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Swift (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Pin Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite, flying north (Ian Harris)
Redbourn, 2 Yellow Wagtail, adult and juvenile calling to each other along edge of track across grass field at Nicholls Farm (Peter Tallantire)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, along river colne (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 30+ Swift (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, Little Egret (Charlie Ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Common Tern (Charlie Ramsay)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Red Kite (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 5 Oystercatcher, two adults, three juveniles, in near-adult plumage.One of the adults watched chasing off a Red kite (Steven Pearce)
Verulamium Park, c70 Swift (Alan Winn)
Ware, 2 Red Kite, over Lime Close (Derrick Ling)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)

17th Jun: Ashwell, 2 Turtle Dove, two birds singing, one seen at Ashwell Grange (R Holdsworth)
Bygrave, 2 Grey Partridge (R Holdsworth)
Bygrave, 2 Yellow Wagtail (R Holdsworth)
Bygrave, 4 Corn Bunting (R Holdsworth)
Hitchin, Swift, Woolgrove Road TL19753026 (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Redshank, on Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garganey, drake still on Draper (Allan Meadows)
South Oxhey, Red Kite, over playing fields and Hayling Rd area (Don Goff)

16th Jun: Allen's Green, 2 Grey Partridge, private site (Jenny Sherwen)
Berkhamsted Common, Cuckoo, calling at 1130 (Mike Spittles)
Graveley nr Stevenage, Yellow Wagtail, male in Oat field on edge of village (Clive Brackenbury)
Great Offley, Red Kite, over the A505 (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, c20 Swift, Strathmore avenue (Stefan Baltruschat)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 12 Little Egret, adults & juvs (G Lapworth)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, at Blue Hill. (Nigel Denison)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, calling near rushy meadow at 9am (Ian Bennell)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, In with Greylags (Ian Bennell)

15th Jun: Ashwell, 2 Corn Bunting, Along Newnham Road (Frances Hurst)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, St Faiths Close TL198302 (David Inward)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Garganey, moulting drake still from draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper, Draper (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo (Allan Meadows)
Sandon, Corn Bunting, near Deadman's Hill (Michael Hooper)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Spotted Flycatcher, In woodland next to path between reservoirs (Dave Hutchinson)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Dave Hutchinson)
Stevenage, Red Kite, South Stevenage (Penny Fanthorpe)
Stevenage, Swift, over South Stevenage (Penny Fanthorpe)
Stocker's Farm, Hobby, over the farm and lake (Scott Larman)
Stocker's Lake, Cetti's Warbler, heard very clearly on the causeway (Scott Larman)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Oystercatcher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Red Kite (S Blake)

14th Jun: Hitchin, Grey Partridge, near to Ashbrook farm (Callum Peel)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, Orchard Road TL197303 (David Inward)

13th Jun: Hatfield, Red Kite (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, Swift, High Dane TL194305 (David Inward)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Red Kite, 2 adults, 2 juveniles (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Titmore Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite, south of Little Wymondley bypass TL214267 (David Inward)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c50 Swift (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c30 Sand Martin (S Blake)
Westmill nr Ware, 12 Red Kite, on landfill site (Clive Harding)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)

12th Jun: Aldenham, Cuckoo, male flew east across M1 near J5 (Alan Jackson)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Common Tern, over west (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Hitchin, Swift, Woolgrove Road TL192305 (David Inward)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Green Sandpiper, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Garganey, including 1 drake from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - S lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Tern (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, adult and juvenile on island (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 3 Barnacle Goose, on nearby field (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Yellow Wagtail, male calling in adjoining field. (Steven Pearce)
Weston, 2 Grey Partridge, pair in flight over wheat field to the south of village (Clive Brackenbury)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 890 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 19 Common Tern, 7+ pairs nesting on raft (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Scoter (Dave Hutchinson/LGR Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher, occupied nest on raft (Lee G R Evans)

11th Jun: Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Flamstead village, 9 Swift (David McGrath)
Flamstead village, 5 House Martin (David McGrath)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Red Kite, At least one juvenile showing in nest seen with naked eye from ranger buggy (Steve Carter)
Pin Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite, hampson park stevenage (ian harris)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Purple Heron, on HMWT part of site flew towards stanstead innings. Still at 11:30am (Vicky Buckel)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Red Kite (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Cuckoo (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 4 Common Tern (Jane Free)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, imm (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 20 Little Egret, adults & juv (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2+ Tree Sparrow (NW London RSPB)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Oystercatcher, inc 3 juvs (NW London RSPB)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (NW London RSPB)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Barnacle Goose (NW London RSPB)

10th Jun: Bovingdon, Red Kite (Lee Batten)
Braughing, 12 Swift, around church (Steve Hughes)
Braughing, 5 House Martin (Steve Hughes)
Braughing, Swallow, Ford Street (Steve Hughes)
Chapmore End nr Ware, Raven, flew north (Laurence Drummond)
Flamstead village, 21 Swift (David McGrath)
Gatesbury nr Puckeridge, Kingfisher, river Rib towards Braughing (Steve Hughes)
Gatesbury nr Puckeridge, 3 Swift (Steve Hughes)
Gatesbury nr Puckeridge, Swallow (Steve Hughes)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 9+ House Martin, in Salisbury Village this evening (John Moss/Alkred Moss)
Hatfield Garden Village, c30 Swift, over at dusk tonight (John Moss/Alkred Moss)
Hertford, c50 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
Hitchin, 3 Swift (Callum Peel)
Hitchin, 5 Swift, Woolgrove Road TL198301 (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, 12 Swift (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Yellow Wagtail, near to Westmill farm, along footpath heading towards Pirton (Callum Peel)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 10 Swift, over kings hedges / Redhill road (Rob stubbs)
Redbournbury, 4 Yellow Wagtail, off Punch Bowl Lane (Ernest Leahy)
St Albans, 21 Swift (Paul Moss)
Ware, 4 Swift, Park Road, near Buryfield, flying low at 07:10 (Steve Hughes)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Scoter, female, swimming and diving in middle of reservoir (Simon Jones)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, calling from trees next to reservoir (Simon Jones)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Barnacle Goose, with group of Greylags (Simon Jones)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Oystercatcher, 2 ads and 2 chicks (Joan Thompson)

9th Jun: Apsley, Red Kite, mobbed by Jackdaws (G Hinton)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 10 Swift, over & around village (G Hinton)
Great Wymondley, Red Kite (Callum Peel)
Great Wymondley, Yellow Wagtail, over meadows behind Great Wymondley church (Callum Peel)
Great Wymondley, 5 Swift, near to the church (Callum Peel)
Great Wymondley, c5 Swallow, between Great Wymondley and Little Wymondley (Callum Peel)
Hitchin, 3 Swift, Woolgrove Road TL197302 (David Inward)
Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 3 House Martin (Callum Peel)
Maple Cross, 8 Swift (Steve Carter)
Pin Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite, over Moss Bury School (Steve Akrill)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Grasshopper Warbler, heard from HMWT meadow (Jenny Sherwen)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, pair in front of Draper hide (Toby Spall)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 19 Little Egret, adults & juvs (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Tring, Kingfisher, Wendover Arm (Adrian Bayliss)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby, over main gravel pit (Craig Dunn)
Verulamium Park, 2 Egyptian Goose, on middle island (Jason Davis)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Scoter (Phill Luckhurst)

8th Jun: Batford, Cuckoo, flew over B653 (Robin Pearson)
Hitchin, 2 Swift, St Faiths Close TL198302 (David Inward)
Hitchin, Swift, Purwell Primary School TL205298 (David Inward)
Jersey Farm (St Albans), Red Kite, over Jersey Farm Woodland Park (Dan Fletcher)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Northchurch Common, Red Kite (George Luff)
Panshanger Park, 2 Hobby (Keith Dean)
Pin Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite, (Steve Akrill)
Preston, Cuckoo, calling at 06:00 (Michael Hooper)
Redbournbury, Little Owl (David, Liz & Sarah Lyons)
Redbournbury, Barn Owl, Mill area (David, Liz & Sarah Lyons)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Red Kite, woodland near to the Wymondley substation (Callum Peel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Peregrine Falcon, soaring over St Ibbs park (Callum Peel)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 4 Swallow, sewage treatment works (Callum Peel)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby, hunting dragonflies over the scrape (Simon West)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 3 Barnacle Goose, unringed (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, Oystercatcher, heard (Alan Gardiner)

7th Jun: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Peter Oaks)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, flew in 6.30am before being chased off (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover, from white hide 6.30am (Rob Stubbs)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 10 Swift (G Hinton)
Hitchin, 4 Swift, Woolgrove Road TL198301 (David Inward)
Maple Cross, 12 Swift (Steve Carter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Owl (John Fisher)
Watford, 16 Ring-necked Parakeet, in my Oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)

6th Jun: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Black-necked Grebe, from viewpoint (Phil Ball)
Bernards Heath (St Albans), 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, Flew over Townsend Drive 5.10am (David Utting)
East Hyde, 3 Red Kite (Robin Pearson)
Harpenden, Red Kite, over Aldwickbury Crescent (Robin Pearson)
Hatfield Garden Village, c20 Swift, circling high over this evening (John Moss)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, over Leverstock Green/Bennets End (Michael Howard)
Hitchin, 4 Swift, St Faiths Close TL198302 (David Inward)
Hollingson Meads nr Harlow, Turtle Dove, heard from trees at N. end of Meads at TL458122 (Peter Oaks)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Redbournbury, Little Owl (David & Liz Lyons)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, male and female from Draper Hide (Darrel Bryant)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, from Draper Hide (Darrel Bryant)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Owl (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Ring-necked Parakeet (John Pritchard)
St Albans, 6 House Martin (Anders Gray)
St Albans, 20 Swift, breeding between Camp Rd, Albion Rd and Cavendish Road (Anders Gray)
Stevenage, 12 Swift, over Church Lane (Steve Akrill)
Stocker's Lake, Peregrine Falcon, soaring over the river before heading off west (Jack Fearnside)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Oystercatcher, inc 3 Juvs (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Red Kite (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, calling from near the dry canal (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100+ Common Tern, Mostly in southeast corner. Late evening. (Graham Clark)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher (Adrian Bayliss)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Hobby, Southeast corner. 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. (Graham Clark)

5th Jun: Borehamwood, Little Egret, flew low west over High St
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 15+ Swift (G Hinton)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Little Ringed Plover, display flight (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Red Kite (Steven Pearce)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Barnacle Goose (Tom Speller)
Hitchin, 6 Swift, St Faiths Close TL198303 (David Inward)
Maple Lodge NR, Oystercatcher (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, 7 Common Tern (Andrew Steele)
Panshanger Park, 2 Hobby (Andrew Steele)
Redbournbury, Little Egret, by Veolia bridge (Rupert Evershed)
Redbournbury, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, Beesonend Lane & in fields by Punch Bowl Lane (Rupert Evershed)
Redbournbury, 3 Grey Partridge, in fields along Punch Bowl Lane (Rupert Evershed)
Redbournbury, 4+ Red Kite (Rupert Evershed)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Cetti's Warbler, heard (Steve Hughes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, male and female (draper Hide) (Steve Hughes)
Tring Reservoirs (exact reservoir not specified), Yellow Wagtail, male on the Piggeries Bank of Startops Res (Nick Goss)
Waterford, Cuckoo, Goldings (Simon Knott)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, over garden at Blue Hill. (Nigel Denison)
Whitwell, Cuckoo, heard calling at dawn (Linda Denning)
Wood End nr Buntingford, Turtle Dove, flew across the road between Wood End and Ardeley at 11am (Mike Baverstock)

4th Jun: Chess Valley S (SE of M25), Cetti's Warbler, singing 800m N of Scotsbridge Mill (Alan Gardiner)
King's Walden, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, adults feeding young in nest, another adult singing c500m away. (Martin Ketcher)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Oxhey, Oystercatcher, over Wilcot Avenue high, calling and heading west (Jack Fearnside)
Potters Bar, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over Old Owens cricket ground (Steve Hughes)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, heard reeling both left and right of Warbler Hide late morning (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, male and female still from Draper (Allan Meadows)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, Little Egret
Stapleford, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 21 Little Egret, adults & juvs (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 5 Oystercatcher, two adults and three young (Steven Pearce)

3rd Jun: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Clifford Smout)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, Draper hide (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover, Draper hide (Brendon Fagan)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Wood Sandpiper, Draper hide, still present at 16:55 (Brendon Fagan) (Vicky Buckel)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher, flying across lake with food towards Colne (Alan Gardiner)

2nd Jun: Brickendon, Firecrest, Singing male near the green (Laurence Drummond)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose, No sign of juv (Steve Carter)
Northaw Great Wood, Marsh Tit (Robert Callf)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, Drake and Female from the Draper hide, at 17.00 (Brendon Fagan)
Stocker's Lake, 100+ Swift (charlie ramsay)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Hobby (charlie ramsay)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Marsh Harrier, Being mobbed by gulls (Phill Luckhurst)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Tree Sparrow (Simon Jones)
Verulamium Park, 50+ Swift, Feeding over lake at mid day. (Anders gray)
Verulamium Park, Little Egret, On island. (Anders gray)
Westland Green nr Standon, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, adult feeding brooding adult away from the nest. There are no fledged juveniles here (Mike Harris)

1st Jun: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kittiwake, joined BHG's on Draper island for about 10 mins before flying south (Allan Meadows)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Little Egret, Adults & juvs (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)
Stocker's Lake, Goldeneye, Male (G Lapworth)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100 House Martin (Steve Carter)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 200 Swift (Steve Carter)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Steve Carter)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100 Sand Martin (Steve Carter)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Westland Green nr Standon, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, Westfield Farm - confirmation of record on 30/5. adult courtship feedingalong bushes & trees at TL42633 21610 seen at 8.30 -8.45am. (Neale Hider)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 67 Common Tern (Jeff Bailey)

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