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26th May: Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Hobby (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin, Male (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Hemel Hempstead, 4 House Martin, Grovehill, traditional nesting site (L. Flower)
Maple Cross, 4 Swift (Steve Carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Grey Partridge, Pair (Tom Speller)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Tree Sparrow, in moribund oak by large mound (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

25th May: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Cuckoo (Alan Winn)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Redshank (Alan Winn)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Alan Winn)
Braughing, Grey Wagtail, at main ford next to River Quin (Steve Hughes)
Braughing, 4 Swift (Steve Hughes)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Hobby (Andrew Cox)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin (Andrew Cox)
East Hyde, 5+ Swift (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Maple Cross, 4 Swift (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite, courtship flight (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, both bringing food to nest (Ken Smith)
Stevenage, Red Kite, over A1 (John Coleman)
Stocking Pelham, Turtle Dove, calling all day near the church (Andy Brown)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail, in horse paddock (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 5+ Tree Sparrow, 1 seen singing for over an hour at the dead tree by the mound (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite (Andrew Steele)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Oystercatcher (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Grey Wagtail (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo, Heard (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover, on spit (Dan Fletcher)

24th May: Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Hobby (Tony Blake)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Anna Marett)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Red Kite (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler, singing (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, Common Tern (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair feeding on mayfly under A414 road bridge (Allan Meadows)
Therfield Heath, Turtle Dove, heard briefly top of the Rifle Range. (Tony Cobb)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Grasshopper Warbler, just north east of dragonfly. 2100-2130hrs (Keith Watts)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite, over bypass (Nigel Denison)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 24 Common Tern (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 200+ Swift (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Hobby (Jeff Bailey)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 male 1 female (Steve Carter)

23rd May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Redshank (Dan Fletcher)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Ringed Plover (Dan Fletcher)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Dan Fletcher)
Colney Heath, 3 Red Kite (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
Harpenden, Ring-necked Parakeet, over Crabtree Lane 7:50pm (Robin Hilton)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Cuckoo, heard (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Munden Estate nr Bricket Wood, 2 Mandarin, pair at Little Munden Farm (Alan Winn)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Red Kite, over at 1030 (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Dan Fletcher)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Oystercatcher, over at 1415 (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Redshank (Dan Fletcher)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby, from the Warbler Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 4 Raven (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Little Owl (John Pritchard)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Little Owl, by tyre dump near Willows Farm (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Oystercatcher, one apparently on nest (Steven Pearce)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, heard only (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7+ Hobby (L. Flower)

22nd May: Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, Cuckoo, calling 16.30pm (Ian Edwards)
Bayfordbury, Cuckoo, faintly heard calling to the west (Ian Flack)
Bricket Wood Common, >2 Mandarin, R Colne (Clare Byrne)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler (Pyrah)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Hobby (Pyrah)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 5 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, c20 Swift (Rob Stubbs)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2+ House Martin, in amongst Swifts (Rob Stubbs)
Panshanger Park, 2 Hobby (Jennifer Gilbert)
Panshanger Park, 2 Little Egret, on Osprey Lake island (Jennifer Gilbert)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, male (Pyrah)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail, ad + 2 juvs (Pyrah)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 5+ Red Kite (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo (S Blake)
Ware, Egyptian Goose, on river in town centre east of the road bridge (Ian Edwards)
Ware, Grey Wagtail, by GSK site (Rob Stubbs)
Welham Green, Yellow Wagtail, in bean field behind Potterells GP surgery
Welwyn Garden City, 12 Swift, at Shortlands Green (Steve Evans / Ann Lee)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5+ Yellow Wagtail (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Egyptian Goose (Pyrah)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Other, Black Swan (Pyrah)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Hobby (Pyrah)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Oystercatcher (Pyrah)

21st May: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Hobby, in flight over woods to back of the reserve 13:00 (Steve Hughes and Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Redshank (Steve Hughes and Rob Stubbs)
Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 3 Swallow (Robin Hilton)
Maple Cross, 4 Swift (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Common Tern (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Northaw Great Wood, Cuckoo, along Woodfield Lane, near Coldharbour Farm, Northaw Great Wood (Steven Pearce)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, female (Tom Speller)
Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, both feeding young at the nest (Ken Smith)
Stocker's Lake, 11 Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Oystercatcher, Pair + 2 young (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 13 Common Tern (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite (Terry A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Little Ringed Plover (Terry A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret, along River Colne (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, a pair: one appeared to be on nest (Steven Pearce)
Wadesmill nr Ware, Honey Buzzard, probable female flew South above tree level over the A602 1 mile South of Wadesmill at 10.20am. (Ross Facer)

20th May: Hall's Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite, W of village (Steve Akrill)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Short-eared Owl (Murray Brown)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cuckoo, male (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Tern, West pool (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Little Ringed Plover, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 20 Swift (Rob Stubbs)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Redshank, Park Mead (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Ring-necked Parakeet, 19.30 (Keith Smith)
Stocker's Lake, Hobby, hawking insects (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, pair with young (Paul Lewis)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Paul Lewis)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Red Kite (Simon West)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Simon West)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo (Simon West)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Ware, Cuckoo, river lea navigation, by GSK (Rob Stubbs)
Ware, Common Tern, river lea navigation, by A10 viaduct (Rob Stubbs)

19th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Harrier, female type south towards Rye Meads at 06:50 (Phil Ball)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Cuckoo, chased by passerine over island lake (Alan Winn)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 15 Swift, over (John Coleman)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Common Tern (Simon Knott)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Egret (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Sandpiper (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Vicky Buckel)
Stevenage, 2 Peregrine Falcon, until 6.05am at least. Southgate House (Tom Speller)
Thorley nr Bishop's Stortford, Grasshopper Warbler, reeling in field to W of Thorley Wash NR (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Yellow Wagtail (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Redshank (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake et al)

18th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Hobby (Allan Meadows et al)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Mediterranean Gull, 1st summer (Allan Meadows et al)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Red Kite (Allan Meadows et al)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows et al)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 50+ House Martin (Allan Meadows et al)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows et al)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 50+ Swift (Allan Meadows et al)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Redshank (Allan Meadows et al)
Chipping nr Buntingford, Yellow Wagtail (Paula Moore)
Chipping nr Buntingford, Hobby (Paula Moore)
Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP, Oystercatcher (Brian Harper)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Mandarin, pair (Brian Harper)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 13 Hobby, catching mayfly. (Brian Harper)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Little Egret, flew into 'heronry' this morning (Alan Winn)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, 8.40pm. Southgate House lettering (Tom Speller)
Stocker's Lake, 30+ Swift, over and around the lake (Peter Tallantire)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard, two males and two females (Peter Tallantire)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair on the horse paddock (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail (St Albans RSPB group)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Ringed Plover, north shore of lake closest to Willows farm (St Albans RSPB group)

17th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Ringed Plover (Jay Ward)
Colliers End nr Standon, Common Crane, seen whilst driving south on A10. Crane was in flight, north, barely at tree top level 10:40am. May have just taken off just to west of A10 (Colin Maynard)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 3 Hobby (Alan Gardiner)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin, drake (Alan Gardiner)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Cuckoo (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Common Tern (G Lapworth)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 2 Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Joan Thompson)
Hatfield Park - Home Park, Hobby
Hatfield Park - Home Park, Spotted Flycatcher
Hatfield Park - Home Park, Red Kite
Hilfield Park Reservoir, c60 Swift, one had white areas of plumage though definitely common swift. White rump; and irregular white on back and underparts. (Tony Blake)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cuckoo, two males (Simon Knott)
Lower Woodside nr Hatfield, Ring-necked Parakeet, from Lower Woodside Farm towards Bell Bar. (Steven Pearce)
Lynsters Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Oystercatcher (G Lapworth)
Lynsters Lake nr Maple Cross, 4 Hobby (G Lapworth)
Panshanger Park, 2 Egyptian Goose, with group of mallards by small lake (Madeleine Harding)
Royston, Nightingale, singing male just off A505/Tescos roundabout (TL3525 4210), 21:00 in deep tall hawthorn hedge (Gareth Rees)
Sopwell nr St Albans, Kingfisher, on river beneath A414 bridge (Alan Winn)
Therfield nr Royston, Marsh Harrier, male hunting between Theirfield and Deadmans Hill (Roland Power)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 6+ Tree Sparrow (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Cuckoo, calling (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Ringed Plover (Dan Fletcher)
Verulamium Park, Little Egret, in Willow on heronry island (Alan Gardiner)
Ware, Red Kite (Ian Whitng)
West Hyde, 5 Hobby (Andrew Moon)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Oystercatcher, in field near Amaizing Maze (Dan Fletcher)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 adults and juvenile-looking bird in wheat field by Amaizing Maze (Dan Fletcher)
Wormley Wood, Cuckoo, calling most of morning. (Roger Buxton)

16th May: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Hobby (Andrew Coates)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Little Egret (Andrew Coates)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Coates)
Berkhamsted, 2 Redwing, on town cricket pitch (Mike Spittles)
Bowyers Water (Cheshunt GPs), 2 Turtle Dove, 2 flew over Cheshunt Station at 10.15 (Mike Oakland)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 12 Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Hertford, 2 Swift, Ssecond swift joined its mate in nest box this morning (Clive Chapman)
OTHER (give details in comments box), 2 Grey Partridge, m & f - Woodcock Hill field opp Fairfold's Farm TL18791019 (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Little Egret (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Hobby (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Oystercatcher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Swift (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 7 Common Tern (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Osprey, heading south (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Redshank (Steve Blake et al)

15th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Red Kite (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Hobby (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Oystercatcher (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Redshank (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Osprey, over 15:55pm. (Jay Ward)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Dunlin (Allan Meadows)
Buntingford, Grey Wagtail, (Andy Brown)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Mandarin, pair (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Hobby (David Wheatcroft)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Clifford Smout)
East Hyde, Yellow Wagtail (Clifford Smout)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Cuckoo, male calling/seen + female calling from woods (David Wheatcroft)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail, by Pre Mill (John Fisher)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 15 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Osprey (Clive Chapman)
Redbourn, Little Egret, on Ver east of bypass (John Fisher)
Redbournbury, Grey Partridge, south of Punch Bowl lane (John Fisher)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Cuckoo, heard then seen over water meadows (John Fisher)
South Oxhey, 11 Ring-necked Parakeet, In my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Oystercatcher (Joan Thompson)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 4 Red Kite (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Grey Wagtail, inc at least one recently fledged young (DavId Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Cuckoo (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2+ Yellow Wagtail (R Coombes/S Blake)

14th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c100 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Hitchin, Grey Wagtail, St Mary's Churchyard TL18472914 (David Inward)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover, from the Draper Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Redshank, from the Draper Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Verulamium Park, c100 Swallow, feeding over lake in rain (Bill Free)
Whitwell, 2 House Martin, gathering mud (Brian Sawford)

13th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Egret (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 20 Common Tern (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Redshank (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, Cuckoo (Rob Stubbs)
Hertford, Little Egret, over Mangrove Road (Nicola Knott)
Hunton Bridge nr Watford, 7 Egyptian Goose, 2 adults & 5 goslings at Lady Capel's Wharf on the Grand Union Canal (Phill Higgs)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 different locations within The Meads area (Nicola Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Redshank (Nicola Knott)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Nick Sinden)
Panshanger Park, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Tim Hill)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Osprey, male flew north at 1934 (Alan Harris)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Common Sandpiper (Nick Sinden)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo, Calling to West of HMWT reserve (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sanderling, no sign after c09.00 (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo (S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Hobby, Over reedbed (Nick Sinden)
Wood End nr Buntingford, 2 Turtle Dove, pair returned to usual site at edge of Hamlet (Clive Brackenbury)

12th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Red Kite (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Roseate Tern (Ade Hall)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 20+ Common Tern (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Ringed Plover (DavId Booth)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)
Berkhamsted, 6 Swift, flying around town centre
King's Meads nr Hertford, Redshank, Park Mead (Tom Speller)
Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, Little Wymondley Sub-Station pylons (Michael Hooper)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 70 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 90 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Water Rail (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Kingfisher, river Oughton TL171307 (David Inward)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Grey Wagtail, river Oughton TL171307 (David Inward)
Patmore Heath, Cuckoo, calling (Andy Brown)
Pitstone No 2 Quarry, Mandarin, drake (Lee G R Evans)
Pitstone No 2 Quarry, Firecrest, singing male still present in ivy (Lee G R Evans)
St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, Cuckoo, St Ippolyts Churchyard (Michael Hooper)
Stanstead Abbotts, Cuckoo, heard calling from the station area 06.15 (M.B.Sharp)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 382 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Tewin, Cuckoo, near Bacon's Farm (Ian Taylor)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, drake still (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellow Wagtail
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sanderling, found by Steve Murray
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Sanderling, still present at 20.20
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Hobby (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Yellow Wagtail, male on jetty (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 130 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Turnstone, adult summer showing down to a few feet on jetty 0520-0730 (found by Steve Rodwell at dusk last night) (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Egyptian Goose (Lee G R Evans)

11th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Tom Speller)
Chapmore End nr Ware, Little Owl, on telegraph wire across Wadesmill Road (Paula Moore)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Little Owl (Luke Shenton)
Harpenden, 3 Swift (Alan Jackson)
Ickleford, 4 Swift, willow plantation TL1831 (David Inward)
Nashe's Farm nr St Albans, 2 Grey Partridge (Rupert Evershed)
Panshanger Park, Little Ringed Plover (Tim Hill)
Sandridge nr St Albans, Yellow Wagtail, Woodcock Hill (Rupert Evershed)
Sawbridgeworth, 2 Turtle Dove, pair seen in Hampton Garnens area (Mike King)
St Albans, 5 Swift (Brian Harper)
St Albans, Spotted Flycatcher, Clarence Park, Hatfield Rd side (Brian Harper)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 3 Wood Warbler (Karl Toombs)
Symondshyde Great Wood, 6 Hobby (Brian Harper)

10th May: Batch Wood nr St Albans, Swift (Katie Gallagher)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), 5 Swift (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), 3 Hobby (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 adult feeding a juvenile (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), 3 Nightingale, On Fisher's Green island (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), 2+ Cetti's Warbler (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), 10+ Common Tern (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 4 Swift, at colony on our house (A & J Gardiner)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Hobby (Steven Pearce)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 6+ Common Tern (Tony Blake)
Hitchin, 5 House Martin, Purwell Meadows TL2029 (David Inward)
King's Walden, 2 Yellow Wagtail, male and female. (Martin Ketcher)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 5 Swift (John Coleman)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Firecrest, superb views insecting around my pond 7.15 - 7.25. (Roger Jones)
River Lee at Ware, Egyptian Goose (Ian Whiting)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Little Ringed Plover, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Hobby, over HMWT Meadow (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Sandpiper, from Draper Hide (Derrick Ling)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, male still present (Clifford Smout)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5+ Tree Sparrow (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Red Kite (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 6+ Common Tern (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Cuckoo, male singing (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Peregrine Falcon, drifted east mid afternoon (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby, mobbed by 45+ Sand Martin (Dan Fletcher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Dan Fletcher)
Ware, 2 Hobby, over Hollycross Road (Derrick Ling)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Arctic Tern, With 30+ Common Terns, 18:00 (Stephen Younger)
Withey Beds LNR, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, seen and heard on guided walk (Anna Marett)

9th May: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Cuckoo (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Berkhamsted, 3 Common Tern, high over canal (Mike Spittles)
Borehamwood, Red Kite (Rex Dunwoody)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Steele)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Hobby (Andrew Steele)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Mike Russell)
Harpenden Sewage Treatment Works, 20 House Martin, feeding (Mike Russell)
Harpenden Sewage Treatment Works, Swift (Mike Russell)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Cuckoo (Andrew Steele)
Heartwood Forest - Round Wood, 6 Swift (Katie Gallagher)
Hemel Hempstead, 45+ Swift (Derek Pratt)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Swallow, Adeyfield (Michael Howard)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Hobby, East pool (Simon Knott)
King's Walden, Spotted Flycatcher (Martin Ketcher)
Maple Cross, 12+ Swift (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 12+ House Martin, In mixed hirundine flock. (Chris Bessant)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Hobby (Steve Carter)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail, opposite mill (David & Liz Lyons)
Redbournbury, 2 Grey Wagtail, opposite mill (David & Liz Lyons)
Stevenage, Woodcock, Parsonsgreen Wood, Great Ashby
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Yellow Wagtail (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Oystercatcher (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 2 Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Hobby (Steve Blake et al)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, male seen from hide (Huw Lewis)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Hobby, 10 hunting east quadrant; 2 in front of hide (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Egyptian Goose (L. Flower)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Oystercatcher, on NE bank (L. Flower)

8th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Redshank (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo (Jenny Sherwen)
Baldock, 8 Swift (Andrew Coates)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 7 Swift (G Hinton)
Bramfield Woods, Cuckoo, Row Wood (Jenny Sherwen)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 4 Common Tern (Kevin Widgery)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Wood Warbler, heard briefly at 5.30 this morning on west side of main boating lake but nothing later (Kevin Widgery)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Cuckoo (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Swift (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Winn)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, over Bennets End (Michael Howard)
Hunsdon Meads, Cetti's Warbler (Jenny Sherwen)
Maple Cross, Cuckoo (G Lapworth)
Maple Cross, 2 Swift, pair visiting nesting site in Woodlands Road (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Mill End (Rickmansworth), Cuckoo (Marcus Goodall)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 4 Swift (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, Cuckoo (Nick Goss)
Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Swallow (Nick Goss)
Panshanger Park, Grey Wagtail (David Wheatcroft)
Panshanger Park, Cuckoo, calling (David Wheatcroft)
Panshanger Park, 2 Cetti's Warbler, calling (David Wheatcroft)
Panshanger Park, 2 Egyptian Goose (David Wheatcroft)
Puckeridge, Red Kite (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Little Egret, Rib valley (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Hen Harrier, adult male seen briefly in flight (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, 6 Swift, first returning birds over village (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Cuckoo, singing male (Murray Orchard)
Royston, Little Egret, over Chaucer Road (Paul Dunn)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cuckoo (Maureen Lead)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Swallow (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail, pair carrying food off to nest (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 females (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Sand Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Stevenage, 3 Swift (Dave Emery)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, male, still (L. Flower)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, drake still present (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Egyptian Goose, until about 11am (L. Flower)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cetti's Warbler, singing (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard, male (L. Flower)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher, taking food to nest (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Red Kite (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Shelduck (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 18 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Hobby (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey, drake still (Lee G R Evans)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail, male (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth)

7th May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Cuckoo (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Redshank (Rob Stubbs)
Bengeo (Hertford), Swift (Chris Glanville)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 12+ Swift (G Hinton)
Buntingford, Little Egret, river Rib Watermill Ind Est (Greg Nunn)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Ann Lee)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin, male (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Cuckoo, male seen & heard (G Lapworth)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Cuckoo, male & female calling (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 8+ House Martin, collecting mud from puddle (David Wheatcroft)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Wood Warbler, in trees behind the concrete bandstand (Ron Baber)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 4 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Letchworth, Swift, over Amor Way 16:25 (Simon Crockford)
Maple Cross, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Maple Cross, 4 Swift (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Egyptian Goose (Steve carter)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Spotted Flycatcher, South side of old tip area (Michael Hooper)
Redbourn, Cuckoo, calling from wood at Nicholls FM (TL089 129) (Peter Tallantire)
Redbourn, 3 Swallow, over paddocks at Nicholls FM (TL 091 129) (Peter Tallantire)
Redbournbury, 2 Swift, over mill (Ernie Leahy/ John Fisher)
Royston, Hobby, over Chaucer Road (Paul Dunn)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, on the 'U' of Southgate House (Mike Harris)
Stocker's Lake, 26 Swift (Anna Marett)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 7 Tree Sparrow (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Cuckoo, heard (Mike Upstone)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (Richard Coombes)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Blake/T A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake/T A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin (S Blake/T A Smith)
Verulamium Park, 5 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
Ware, 2 Swift (Derrick Ling)
Watton at Stone, 5 Swift (Nigel Denison)
Welwyn Garden City, Ring-necked Parakeet, Haldens area (Deborah Dean)
Weston, 2 Swift (Andrew Coates)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Marsh Harrier, both female types (Terry Lewis)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, fem (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail, Male (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (G Lapworth)

6th May: Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Swift (G Hinton)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern, from 6.45am (Tom Speller)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 10 Swift, group flying over (John Coleman)
Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Swift (John Moss)
Maple Cross, 3 Swift, Denham way (Steve Carter)
Patmore Heath, Cuckoo (Alan Ford)
Stanstead Abbotts, Barnacle Goose (Darren Bast)
Stevenage, 2 Peregrine Falcon, Southgate House lettering until 6.15am at least (Tom Speller)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cuckoo (Jono Forgham)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Cetti's Warbler (Jono Forgham)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), Cetti's Warbler (Paula Moore)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 7+ Common Tern (S Blake/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Dunlin (S Blake/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Cuckoo, heard (S Blake/R Flesher)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Ringed Plover (S Blake/R Flesher)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, male (G Lapworth)

5th May: Ashwell, Swift (R Holdsworth)
Batford, 2 Wheatear, males located in crop field by public footpath through to Mackeyre End, Greenland type. TL155152 (Darin Stanley)
Borehamwood, Swift (Rex Dunwoody)
Braughing, Swift (Paula Moore)
Brocket Park, 4 Mandarin, all males (Mike Upstone)
Chesfield Park nr Stevenage, Common Sandpiper, Chesfield Downs Golf Course Lake (Michael Hooper)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 4 Common Tern (Alan Ford)
Hertford, Swift, arrived in nest box (Clive Chapman)
Hertford, Little Egret, on River near Goldings Estate. (Nigel Denison)
Lemsford Springs, Little Egret (Mike Upstone)
Stapleford, 2 Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Stevenage, Swift, prospecting eaves on Walkern Road (Mike Harris)
Stevenage, Swift, Chells (Mike Harris)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, roosting @820pm on letter 'S"on Southgate House (Gary Sanderson)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher, 1 with food to nest site (Anna Marett+Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher, at Springwell Lake (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, 30 Swift, over Springwell Lake (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Goldeneye, pair at Springwell Lake (David Neal)
Stocker's Lake, Common Sandpiper, at Springwell Lake (David Neal)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4+ Tree Sparrow (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Common Tern (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Common Sandpiper (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Dunlin (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Whinchat, ♀ (S Blake)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Yellow Wagtail, at dung heap (David Neal)

4th May: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Oystercatcher (Mike King)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Little Ringed Plover (Mike King)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Little Egret (Mike King)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Common Snipe (Mike King)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 6 Swift (Mike King)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Egyptian Goose (Mike King)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Yellow Wagtail (Mike King)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Redshank (Mike King)
Berkhamsted, 3 Swift, over town (Mike Spittles)
Bygrave, 4 Yellow Wagtail, between Cat Ditch and Park Wood (R Holdsworth)
Bygrave, 3 Corn Bunting, between Cat Ditch and Park Wood (R Holdsworth)
Bygrave, Whinchat, Cat Ditch next to road between Ashwell & Bygrave (R Holdsworth)
Colney Heath, Wheatear, Male, on Furze Field, by Warren Farm. (Steven Pearce)
Coopers Green GPs - main GP, Cuckoo, calling (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, Yellow Wagtail, female flew off 8.30 (Dan Fletcher)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Mandarin, pair grazing in field (Dan Fletcher)
Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Dan Fletcher)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Hobby (Robin Pearson)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Mandarin, male (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 3 Swift (David Wheatcroft)
Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Mandarin, male (David Wheatcroft)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Whinchat, female (Laurence Drummond)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Red Kite (David Wheatcroft)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 4 Common Tern (Kevin Widgery)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 3 Swift (Kevin Widgery)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Sandpiper (kevin Widgery)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, Kingfisher (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2+ Cuckoo, two together over school, one calling over scrub field earlier (Alan Winn)
Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 3 Swallow (Alan Winn)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Cuckoo, Calling (Dan Fletcher)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Whinchat, Between new and old mounds (Dan Fletcher)
Hatfield Park - Home Park, Mandarin, male (Ian Flack)
Hertford, Cuckoo, Archers Spring, Sele Farm (L.Neville)
Hertford, 10 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)
Hitchin, 3 Swift, over the town centre (Nigel Liley)
Hook's Cross nr Stevenage, 2 Mandarin, male and female on the Stevenage Brook (Alan Ford)
Hook's Cross nr Stevenage, 2 Yellow Wagtail, In horse paddocks (Alan Ford)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, Hobby, west of the estate (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, Swift (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 4 Red Kite (Chris Bessant)
Marshalswick (St Albans), 4 Swift (J Bird)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, female (Tom Speller)
Panshanger Park, Common Snipe (Allan Burrows)
Redbourn, Hobby, flying near Hill Farm Lane (Nick Hunter)
Redbournbury, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Nick Hunter)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Swift, over reserve at 1050 (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Common Sandpiper, from the Draper Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Hobby, from the Warbler Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 100+ Swift, heading North (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Raven (John Pritchard)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Common Sandpiper, on fountain structure, north lake (Barry Trevis)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Common Tern, on fountain structure, north lake (Barry Trevis)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Egret (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 15 Swift (Jane Free)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Goldeneye, pair on River Colne between Broadwater Lake and Troy Mill Lake (Paul Lewis)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Hobby (Paul Lewis)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Common Sandpiper (Terry A Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Wheatear, females on "amazing maize" field (Steven Pearce)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Cuckoo, Calling (Terry A Smith)
White Hall Farm nr Stevenage, Little Egret (Alan Ford)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Cuckoo, heard right of the hide (Sean Hinks)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (Stephen Middleton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Yellow Wagtail, In field behind dung heap (Stephen Middleton)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Swift (Stephen Middleton)

3rd May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Sandpiper (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5+ Hobby (William Bishop/Phil Ball)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Dunlin, flew through at 8.25am (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Arctic Tern, mid-afternoon (William Bishop/Phil Ball)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Snipe (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Egyptian Goose (Mike Ilett)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 20 Swift (Mike Ilett)
Berkhamsted Common, Red Kite, white tag on each wing (Mike Spittles)
Bramfield village, Cuckoo, by farm near Bramfield (L.Neville)
Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, Mandarin, male on pond in wood (Dan Fletcher)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Barnacle Goose, on boating lake (Mike King)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 10+ Swift (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Shelduck (Tony Blake)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Swift (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Wheatear, female (Simon Knott)
Lemsford, Raven, few across Lemsford Springs then headed north (Paul Moss)
Lower Woodside nr Hatfield, Raven
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 70 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 26 House Martin (Lee G R Evans)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Patmore Heath, Cuckoo (Ian Flack)
Redbournbury, Swift (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Yellow Wagtail (John Pritchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Snipe (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8 Black Tern (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Redshank (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Greenshank (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Cuckoo (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Yellow Wagtail (Vicky Buckel)
St Albans, Ring-necked Parakeet, over Marlborough Road (David Utting)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Ringed Plover, Marsh Lane (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts, Hobby (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts, Egyptian Goose, Marsh Lane (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Weston, 3 Grey Partridge (Andrew Coates)
Whitwell, 3 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Black Tern, for about 10 mins (Dave Hutchinson)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Hobby, At least 14 hawking over reservoir (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 70 Swift (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 38 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 14 Hobby (John Taylor)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Whinchat, male (Tony Hulls)

2nd May: Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park, Barnacle Goose (Tom Speller)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Shelduck, flew through north. (William Bishop/Phil Ball)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Hobby (William Bishop)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Jack Snipe (William Bishop/Phil Ball)
Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose, two adults and two gosling (Hilary Weston)
Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 4 Raven (Bill Free)
Coopers Green GPs - main GP, Hobby (S Chalmers)
Croxley Common Moor, 5 Reed Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 6 Willow Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, 2 Common Sandpiper, by river (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Garden Warbler (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Little Egret (G Lapworth)
Croxley Common Moor, Lesser Whitethroat (G Lapworth)
East Hyde, Little Egret (Roger & Lynn Payne)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), Common Tern (Steve Akrill)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 5 Swallow (Steve Akrill)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, 2 Mandarin, Males (Tom Speller)
Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, c30 House Martin (Tom Speller)
Goffs Oak, Red Kite, mobbed by 2 crows TL319028 (Jackie Wedd)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Common Snipe (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Panshanger Park, Little Ringed Plover, Island, Osprey Lake (Allan Burrows)
Redbournbury, 2 Yellow Wagtail, between stepping stones and Veolia service road (Alan Winn)
Redbournbury, 2 Red Kite (Alan Winn)
Redbournbury, Little Egret (Alan Winn)
Redbournbury, 2 Grey Wagtail, opposite Mill (Alan Winn)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2+ Common Snipe (David & Susan Lyons)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4+ Hobby (David & Susan Lyons)
South Oxhey, 11 Ring-necked Parakeet, Incl 3 juvs in my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts, Egyptian Goose (Darren Bast)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Ringed Plover, Marsh Lane (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake, 2 Common Tern (Jane Free)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Hobby (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Shelduck (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Tern (Steve Blake et al)
Wallington, 5+ Corn Bunting (Kevin Widgery)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)
Weston, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Gerallt Morgan)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Garganey (Roger & Lynn Payne)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Hobby (Roger & Lynn Payne)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Swift (Roger & Lynn Payne)
Withey Beds LNR, 2 Little Egret, over (Joan Thompson/Anna Marett)

1st May: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 30 Swallow, Large numbers in hirundine flock (darren bast)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby, over easnye wood (Darren Bast)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c10 Swift, in large hirundine flock (Darren Bast)
Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Garden Warbler (Darren Bast)
Benington, Cuckoo (Kathy Sharman)
Berkhamsted Common, 2 Cuckoo (Alan Gardiner)
Berkhamsted Common, 2 Mandarin (Alan Gardiner)
Berkhamsted Common, 2 Garden Warbler (Alan Gardiner)
Berkhamsted Common, 2 Willow Warbler (Alan Gardiner)
Croxley Common Moor, Whinchat, from main footpath. (Geoff Young)
Dyes Farm nr Langley, Grey Wagtail (Alan Ford)
Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Tern (Alan Ford)
Heartwood Forest - E of B651, Lesser Whitethroat, Coleman Green Lane (Rupert Evershed)
Knebworth, 2 Red Kite (Allan Meadows)
Maple Cross, 2 Egyptian Goose, on recreation ground adjacent Maple Lodge Close (Paul Lewis)
Maple Cross, 3 Little Egret (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)
Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Lesser Whitethroat, in hedge along Heartwood boundary (Rupert Evershed)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Wheatear, female at 10:30 (Allan Meadows)
Panshanger Park, Little Owl (Keith Smith)
Panshanger Park, 2 Garden Warbler (Keith Smith)
Sawbridgeworth, Hobby (Mike Harris)
South Oxhey, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, In my Oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
St Paul's Walden, Raven, Easthall Farm (Alan Ford)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 5 Reed Warbler (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 4 Sedge Warbler (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 10 Tree Sparrow (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Common Tern (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Garden Warbler (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Whinchat, ♂ (Steve Blake et al)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake et al)
Waterend nr Wheathampstead, Wheatear, on telephone wire (David Wheatcroft)
Waterend nr Wheathampstead, Grey Wagtail, river Lea (David Wheatcroft)
Withey Beds LNR, Cuckoo, flying. 7pm (Anna Marett/Jane Archer)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Wheatear, fem (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Pair (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, Little Owl (G Lapworth)
Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Red Kite (G Lapworth)
Wormley Wood, Cuckoo, heard (Ken & Linda Smith)

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Record submissions for our website

Please submit your records following  the guidance notes and the guidelines for bird records which includes a detailed species list. Records do not appear on the website until they are approved by a moderator and for space reasons it is not possible to publish every record on the website. These unpublished records are still vital for the production of a comprehensive annual report and are retained in the bird club's database. After a few days the records move to the sightings archive.

Lots of records? please send to us in a batch
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.

The BTO give Herts Bird Club access to Hertfordshire records submitted through Birdtrack.

Rare birds

We ask you to submit additional information using this rare birds description form to support records of nationally or locally rare birds listed in this guidance note.