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Sightings archive: Aug 2015  

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4th Aug: Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Greenshank, from Draper hide (Vicky Buckel)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House lettering 5.55am (Tom Speller)

3rd Aug: Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (Michael Howard)
Hemel Hempstead, 5 Swift (Michael Howard)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper, two colour-ringed adults + two juveniles (Barry Trevis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Mandarin (Lee G R Evans)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Whinchat, adult male with either female/juvenile on fenceline by distant marsh and viewable only from road 100 yards north of Shafford Farm looking through hedgerow at 4-500 yards range (John Pritchard/Lee Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Spotted Flycatcher (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Charlie Ramsay)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 32 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Water Rail, 2 juveniles locally bred (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Oystercatcher, inc 1 juvenile (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 14+ Common Tern, inc 2 juvenile (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Peregrine Falcon (Steve Blake)
Watton at Stone, 5 Red Kite, over stubble off High Elms Lane. (Nigel Denison)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Little Owl (Steve Blake/Alan Gardiner)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Little Egret, seemingly 5 young fledged from two nests (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Lee G R Evans)

2nd Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Greenshank (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (Barry Reed)
Benington, c50 Swallow, adults and young on telegraph wires (Kathy Sharman)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Swift (G Hinton)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (G Hinton)
Chapmore End nr Ware, 5 Red Kite, hunting over stubble field (Kathy Sharman)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)
Dawley Wood nr Tewin, 4 Red Kite, In newly cut oilseed rape field adjoining wood. (Kevin Wright)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Marsh Warbler, adult French ringed bird, caught during ringing session and released (Katherine Bennett)
Panshanger Park, Hobby, over Riverside lake. (Jennifer Gilbert)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Whinchat, just north of Shafford Farm on wire fence bordering the marsh. (John Pritchard)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 12 Green Sandpiper (James Walsh)
Stocking Pelham, 35+ House Martin (andy brown)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Oystercatcher, 3 adults feeding at dusk then flew off NW (Andrew Steele)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Sandwich Tern, flew though SW at 5.25am (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Curlew, flew through SW at 6.55am (Ian Williams)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper, near to hide (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Common Tern (Jeff Bailey)

1st Aug: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 15 Siskin, all juveniles (Barry Reed)
Bishop's Stortford, 100+ Swift, between 4 and 14 individuals moving SSW between 2000 and 2035 hrs
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 8 Swift (G Hinton)
Kimpton, 12 Red Kite, juveniles and adults with four buzzards (Keith Smith)
Little Offley, 9 House Martin, 9 nests on Little Offley farmhouse (Ken & Linda Smith)
Panshanger Park, Hobby (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Redericks Farm nr Harlow, Common Sandpiper, On Redricks lakes (Martin Ketcher)
Rye Park (Hoddesdon), Peregrine Falcon (Roland Power)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 300+ Swallow (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 5 Raven (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Green Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Jane Free)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on Southgate House at 10am (Mike Ilett)
Tewin, 2 Hobby (Keith Smith)
Weston, 6 Swift (Andrew Coates)

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or if you prefer via BTO Birdtrack

Where you have a lot of records to submit (e.g. covering a period of months, an annual submission, or breeding summary), please use our spread sheet. Download the 2014 data entry sheet and save it somewhere on your PC, it is pre-loaded with all the species and sites. Please then email to the Herts Bird Recorder. This is the preferred format for submission of a large volume of records and will enable swift transfer of your records to the Club’s main database. This helps to keep the recording and annual report process up to date. Please read these notes on how to use the records entry spread sheet.

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Rare birds

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