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21st Dec: Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, 2 Raven (Ken & Linda Smith)
Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden, 2 Marsh Tit (Ken & Linda Smith)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret, one ringed (Clifford Smout)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Clifford Smout)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Green Sandpiper, at least 2 birds ringed (Clifford Smout)
Stanstead Abbotts, Blackcap, female on garden feeder (Jane Free)

20th Dec: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, one 1st winter, one Adult. (Jason Ward)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, at least 3 1st winter in the roost this evening (Laurence Drummond)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit, on feeders by James Hide
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter. (Jason Ward)
Berkhamsted Common, 25+ Lesser Redpoll (Mike Spittles)
Berkhamsted Common, 3 Raven (Mike Spittles)
Brickendon, 18+ Siskin, in private woodland (Allan Meadows)
Brickendon, 6 Lesser Redpoll, private woodland (Allan Meadows)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Common Snipe (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Redbourn, Chiffchaff, near Chequers PH (Ernest Leahy)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (M B Sharp)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, male (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Goosander, fem over at 15.20
Watford, Blackcap, male on garden feeder. (Hilary Weston)
Watford, Red Kite (B Norcott)
Welwyn Garden City, Ring-necked Parakeet, Over Gosling Sports Stadium (Ian Flack)

19th Dec: Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, Bittern, seen at 4.15pm (Ron Baber)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Egret (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 1 drake (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Caspian Gull, adult and first winter (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Marsh Tit (Drew Lyness)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Water Rail (Drew Lyness)
Braughing, Little Egret, in field by main ford (Paula Moore)
Braughing, Peregrine Falcon, circling over wood NE of village at dusk with 3 Buzzards (Murray Orchard)
Braughing, Merlin, hunting low in fields at top of pentlows hill (Paula Moore)
Braughing, Red Kite (Andy Brown)
East Hyde, 2 Red Kite (David & Sarah Lyons)
Furneux Pelham, Red Kite (Andy Brown)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Chiffchaff, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Kingfisher, New River (Simon Knott)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Pintail, drake, Gadwall Hide (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Ring-necked Parakeet (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Shelduck (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Drew Lyness)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Drew Lyness)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair (G Lapworth/P Elton)
Watford, Blackcap, on garden feeder (B Norcott)
Watton at Stone, 4 Red Kite, over fields by Gregory's Farm (Nigel Denison)
Watton at Stone, 2 Raven (Nigel Denison)
White Hall Farm nr Stevenage, Little Egret (Alan Ford)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 35 Golden Plover (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Chiffchaff, behind hide (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Common Snipe (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

18th Dec: Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 7 Yellowhammer (Lee G R Evans)
Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Red Kite (Jenny Jackson)
Heartwood Forest - E of B651, Red Kite (Murray Brown)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Stonechat, TL162122 (Murray Brown)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Lesser Redpoll (Murray Brown)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Little Egret, over my garden (Roger Jones)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Lake, 12 Goldeneye, 6m 6f (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 16 Tree Sparrow, 8 at the feeder, 8 by the horse paddocks 500 yards to the east (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 113 Golden Plover (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Steve Blake)

17th Dec: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Kingfisher, James hide (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Water Rail, James hide (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Marsh Tit, James hide (Rob Stubbs)
Bernards Heath (St Albans), 13 Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden (Andrew Steele)
Digswell Meadow, Little Egret (Roger Jones)
Flamstead village, 2 Little Egret, river Ver off Hollybush Lane (Connor McGrath)
Great Hormead, Red Kite, east end of village (Andy Brown)
Hanbury Manor nr Ware, 6 Red Kite (Steve Akrill)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard, soaring with Kites at 12.30, usual area (Roger Jones)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 6 Red Kite (Roger Jones)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Merlin, soaring with Common Buzzards (Roger Jones)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my Oxhey Hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
St Albans, 2 Blackcap, male and female in Sopwell Nunnery Green space (Hilary Weston)
St Albans, 3 Red Kite, above St Albans Abbey green (Hilary Weston)
Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Ford)
Therfield Heath, Red Kite, over Fox Covert HMWT (andy brown)
Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, Water Rail (Jenny Sherwen)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 10 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Peregrine Falcon (Alan Gardiner)

16th Dec: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Little Egret (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Red Kite (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Water Rail (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Goldeneye, female (Allan Meadows)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male in garden (Alan Jackson)
Harpenden, Blackcap (Robin Hilton)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Rough-legged Buzzard (Clive Harding/Nigel Wakerley)
Hay Street nr Puckeridge, Merlin, male at 4 pm (Clive Harding/Nigel Wakerley)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Hen Harrier, juvenile hunting over area in north between Round Wood and Nomansland Common at 11.30 (Ken & Linda Smith)
Hertford, c100 Pied Wagtail, The pied wagtail roost seems to have moved. Now in silver birch opposite Hertford Bus Station, outside block of flats by bus stops. (Alison Monckton)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Blackcap, Female (Lee Fitz)
Panshanger Park, 14 Siskin, feeding on alders with goldfinches and mixed tit flock (Allan Meadows)
Patmore Heath, 2 Red Kite (Andy Brown)
Preston, 2 Raven, over calling. (Nigel Denison)
Preston, 70+ Red Kite, roosting in usual wood. (Nigel Denison)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my South Oxhey gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, still present on chimney (Darren Bast)
Stevenage, Red Kite, Over Thomas Alleyne School fields moving N (Steve Akrill)
Stocker's Farm, Grey Wagtail (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose (Joan Thompson)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Joan Thompson)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 3+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 3+ Siskin (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)
Watford, 2 Blackcap, males at St.Mary's Church in Watford High Street (Ian Bennell)
Watton at Stone, Barn Owl, low over garden (Tony Barrett)
Weston, Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Coates)

15th Dec: Bovingdon, Grey Wagtail (Lee Batten)
Cole Green area, 20+ Fieldfare, feeding on hawthorn adjacent A414 (Chris Glanville)
Great Gaddesden, Little Egret (Martin Parr)
Great Gaddesden, 20+ Fieldfare (Martin Parr)
Great Gaddesden, Green Sandpiper (Martin Parr)
Great Gaddesden, 2 Kingfisher (Martin Parr)
Harpenden, 3 Blackcap, 2 males 1 female feeding below sunflower feeder (Alan Jackson)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Chiffchaff, by the lake near UH (S Chalmers)
Hemel Hempstead, Blackcap, male in my garden (Jeff Bailey)
King's Walden, 95 Red Kite, Min no. roosting in Whitehall Wood 15.15-16.15. Probably over 100 but birds from S difficult to detect. Majority in from N/NE (Murray Orchard)
King's Walden, 2 Raven, A pair flew in to roost with Kites at dusk. (Murray Orchard)
King's Walden, Barn Owl, One flew along lane by Whitehall Wood at dusk. (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Bittern (Vicky Buckel)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my South Oxhey gdn (Joan Thompson)
South Oxhey, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, In my Oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl (Jenny Sherwen/Darren Bast)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 10 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 26 Skylark, pumpkin field (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, c30 Linnet (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Water Rail, heard (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Wigeon (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 7+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)
West Hyde, C80 Skylark (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, 2 Stonechat, Pair (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, 2 Raven, flying over (Paul Lewis)
West Hyde, C60 Linnet (Paul Lewis)

14th Dec: Berkhamsted, Raven, calling over town (Syd Chalkly)
Braughing, 3 Red Kite, NE of village (Murray Orchard)
Braughing, 15 Grey Partridge, Covey in fields NE of village (Murray Orchard)
Braughing, 122 Golden Plover, Flock in fields NE of village (Murray Orchard)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), Bittern (Graham White)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), Chiffchaff (Graham White)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), 9 Goosander, on Ashley lake near Turnford brook (Steve Kiln)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), Kingfisher, Ashley lake (Steve Kiln)
Cole Green area, 2 Marsh Tit, In footpath hedgerow, mixed tit flock near recycling centre. (Roger Jones)
East Hyde, 2 Red Kite (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Green Sandpiper, in stream (Janet and Francis Dowley)
East Hyde, Raven, 1.40pm (David Lyons)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)
Hemel Hempstead, Peregrine Falcon, over my Bennetts End garden at 2.40pm (Ian Bennell)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, over my Bennetts End garden at 3pm (Ian Bennell)
Hitchin, Little Egret, opposite Oakfield Avenue near Ipollitts Brook. (Nigel Agar)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Great Grey Shrike, just before reaching the common from Hitchin (Jamie Pridmore)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Blackcap, male and female (Lee Fitz)
Panshanger Park, Water Rail, Osprey Lake (Allan Burrows)
Panshanger Park, Cetti's Warbler (Allan Burrows)
Panshanger Park, 4 Common Snipe, Osprey Lake (Allan Burrows)
Preston, 100+ Red Kite, Whitehall Wood from 15:45 to 16.10 going into roost. (Peter Chapman)
Redbournbury, 6+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, 2 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)
Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret (John Pritchard)
Redbournbury, Kingfisher (Alan Gardiner)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Peregrine Falcon, from Gadwall Hide (Derrick Ling)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Pintail, from Gadwall Hide (Derrick Ling)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Stonechat (John Pritchard)
South Oxhey, Blackcap, male in my Oxhey Hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Redwing (Bob Harris)
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat (B Norcott)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Common Snipe (B Norcott)
Stocking Pelham, Red Kite, centre of village (Andy Brown)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7 Red-crested Pochard, 4 male, 3 female (Bob Harris)
Walkern, 130 Golden Plover, to north-west of village (John Melling)
Ware, Red Kite (Derrick Ling)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Gardiner)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Lesser Redpoll, mixed flock (Alan Gardiner)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (Alan Gardiner)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 5+ Siskin (Alan Gardiner)
Weston, Grey Wagtail (Andrew Coates)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Goldeneye, 2 females (Bob Harris)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Fieldfare (Bob Harris)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Redwing (Bob Harris)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Bob Harris)

13th Dec: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Other, Harris's Hawk (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, adult + 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Bengeo (Hertford), Firecrest, in mixed long-tailed tit, tit & goldcrest flock in garden (Simon Knott)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Chiffchaff, Fishery Moor (L. Flower)
Brickendon, 15 Redwing, private woodland (Allan Meadows)
Brickendon, 8 Fieldfare, private woodland (Allan Meadows)
Brickendon, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, private woodland (Allan Meadows)
Brickendon, 17 Lesser Redpoll, private woodland (Allan Meadows)
Broxbourne GP, Woodcock (Barry Reed)
Broxbourne GP, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Barry Reed)
Broxbourne Woods - Bramble's Wood, 3 Lesser Redpoll (Laurence Drummond)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David Lyons)
East Hyde, Grey Wagtail (David Lyons)
East Hyde, c50 Fieldfare (David Lyons)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), Stonechat, Male (David Wheatcroft)
Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 11 Fieldfare (David Wheatcroft)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 35 Fieldfare (Clifford Smout)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 2 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)
Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, 3 Stonechat, on railway embankment (Bill Free)
Hitchin, Blackcap, in garden (P Barron)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Cetti's Warbler, Hertford Cut (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, Blackcap, male in garden (Chris and Nick Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 80 Corn Bunting, into roost in reed beds cl3.45pm (Neil Harwood)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Fieldfare (Andrew Steele)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Redwing (Andrew Steele)
Panshanger Park, 5 Common Snipe, at edge of Osprey Lake island seen from new viewing screen. (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, male (Jane Free)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Redwing (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Fieldfare (G Hinton)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl, at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Common Snipe (D. Briggs)
Stocker's Farm, Red Kite (Hilary Weston)
Stocker's Farm, Grey Wagtail (Hilary Weston)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Red-crested Pochard, 4m,3f (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 10 Goldeneye, 3m,7f (G Lapworth)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Red-crested Pochard (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 16 Tree Sparrow (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 26 Golden Plover, over (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Water Rail, heard (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Kingfisher (S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Red Kite (S Blake)
Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 3 Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Weston, Little Owl (Andrew Coates)
Weston, Barn Owl (Andrew Coates)
Whempstead, 28 Red Kite, roost count (Murray Orchard)
Whempstead, Little Owl, calling near Sacombe Hill Farm (Murray Orchard)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Dunlin (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Redwing (Andrew Steele)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 20+ Fieldfare (Andrew Steele)

12th Dec: Benington, Barn Owl, hunting over set-aside 7.45am (Kathy Sharman)
Grove Mill nr Watford, 2 Egyptian Goose, King George v playing fields off Tolpits lane (D. Briggs)
Harpenden, Red Kite, over North Harpenden (Alan Jackson)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Black-necked Grebe (Derek Turner)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Stonechat (Tom Speller)
Norton Green nr Stevenage, Red Kite (Tom Speller)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Blackcap, female (Lee Fitz)
Preston, 100 + Red Kite, at roost site & spectacular aerial display (Roger Jones)
Preston, 5 Raven, at Red Kite roost site. (Roger Jones)
Rickmansworth, Red Kite, Ebury Lakes (Anna Marett)
Rickmansworth, Kingfisher, Ebury Lakes (Anna Marett)
Stevenage, 50 Redwing (Mike Harris)
Stevenage, Red Kite (Mike Harris)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, Goosander, male (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, 4m,3f (G Lapworth)
Therfield nr Royston, 50 Redwing (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 25 Corn Bunting (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, Barn Owl, Greys Farm (Martin Johnson)
Therfield nr Royston, 300+ Fieldfare, Icknield Way (Martin Johnson)
Tonwell nr Ware, Pintail, fly over towards Three Lakes this morning (Ray Hooper)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 10+ Tree Sparrow (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Chiffchaff, by Tree Sparrow feeder (Ken & Linda Smith)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Water Rail, heard (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Golden Plover (R Coombes/S Blake)
Watton at Stone, Barn Owl, on fence by Whempstead road (Murray Orchard)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (Jeff Bailey)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Common Snipe (Jeff Bailey)

11th Dec: Bengeo (Hertford), Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Bozen Green nr Braughing, 6 Red Kite (Andy Brown)
Chess Valley N (NW of M25), 5 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Fir & Pond Woods nr Potters Bar, 30+ Fieldfare (Martin Dodd)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male on garden feeder (Alan Jackson)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Great Black-backed Gull, Park Mead sub-adult (Simon Knott)
Maple Cross, Blackcap (Chris Bessant)
Maple Cross, 8 Redwing (Chris Bessant)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Blackcap, male in garden (Lee Fitz)
Rickmansworth, Blackcap, male in garden (Andrew Moon)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, on Cappell lane rooftop (Darren Bast)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 9 Red-crested Pochard, 7 drakes (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 11 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Goosander, drake (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit (Steve Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Little Egret (Steve Blake)

10th Dec: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 5 Common Snipe, on pony field (Jenny Sherwen)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Marsh Tit, on feeders next to James hide (Jenny Sherwen/Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 x 1st winter, 1 x adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 73 Great Black-backed Gull (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Goldeneye (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Caspian Gull, 2 x 1st winter, 1 x 2nd winter (Barry Reed)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 2 Red Kite (Steve Evans)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male on garden sunflower feeder (Alan and Jenny Jackson)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, over Adeyfield school (Michael Howard)
Kings Langley Lake, 2 Chiffchaff, Probable Siberian Chiffchaffstill & Scandinavian Chiffchaff between KLAS Kings Langley Fishery & Canal - 'Siberian' picked up by obvious call, Scandinavian calling more regularly with normal call (Dan Forder)
Lilley, 2 Red Kite (David Inward)
Little Hadham, 2 Raven, 2nd sighting in a week. (Jono Forgham)
Maple Cross, Red Kite (Steve Carter)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G Hinton)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Blackcap, male (Lee Fitz)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Egyptian Goose, in field along Toll Road (Alan Ford)
St Albans, 2 Red Kite, Town centre (Andrew Steele)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Fieldfare, in hedgerow by Anglers PH (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Redwing (G Hinton)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Stevenage, Peregrine Falcon, circling Southgate House at 07:45 (Mike Harris)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat (Andrew Moon)
Stocking Pelham, Red Kite, low over village (Andy Brown)
Therfield nr Royston, 60 Fieldfare, Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 10 Redwing, Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 5 Corn Bunting, Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 6 Yellowhammer, Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Therfield nr Royston, 2 Red Kite, Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)
Thundridge, 3 Red Kite (M B Sharp)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (G Hinton)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard (Alan Gardiner)
Ware, Grey Wagtail, by GSK site (Rob Stubbs)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Water Rail (andrew steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 2+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), 20+ Lesser Redpoll, seemed all over site this morning (Andrew Steele)
Watercress LNR (St Albans), Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)
Welwyn Garden City, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, seen regularly locally over last 6 months (Anthony Dorman)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 59+ Redwing (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Kingfisher (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Fieldfare (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Golden Plover (Richard Ness)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit, by side of Drayton hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ Wigeon (G Hinton)

9th Dec: Benington, Rough-legged Buzzard, Possible RL Buzzard just off of Walkern Road towards the Lordship. Flushed pale Buzzard from tree as driving past and noted white rump in brief view as bird flew away. Not conclusive views and bird swung behind a wood before I could see enough of it.
Hatfield, Red Kite (Lesley Bodman)
Hitchin, Kingfisher (Chris Woodham)
Hitchin, Grey Wagtail, river Hiz near Hermitage Road (Nigel Agar)
Hitchin, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Chris Woodham)
Kings Langley, Kingfisher, on canal (Ernest Leahy)
Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden, Red Kite (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, 6 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Common Snipe (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 2 Water Rail (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Peregrine Falcon (G Hinton)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Blackcap, male and female in garden (Lee Fitz)
Puckeridge, 10 Redwing (Murray Orchard)
Puckeridge, Little Egret (Murray Orchard)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Pintail, male (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 12 Redwing (Allan Meadows)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 6 Fieldfare (Allan Meadows)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, Cappell Lane house roof (Darren Bast)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl, flooded field (Anna Marett/J Thompson/J Gundersen)
Stocker's Farm, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (A Marett/J Thompson/J Gundersen)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair, flooded field (A Marett/J Thompson/J Gundersen)
Stocker's Lake, 3 Siskin, 1 male (A Marett/J Thompson/J Gundersen)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Goldeneye, 3 male displaying (A Marett/J Thompson/J Gundersen)
Watton at Stone, Little Egret (Nigel Denison)
Watton at Stone, 3 Red Kite, over fields off High Elms Lane (Nigel Denison)

8th Dec: Benington, 150 Fieldfare, Coming out of roost at 8am
Borehamwood, 18 Monk Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (G Hinton)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, Water Rail (Lee G R Evans)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 2 Red Kite, Long Fallow area (David Inward)
Colney Heath, 9 Tree Sparrow, by horse paddocks (David Booth)
Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 10 Fieldfare, along driveway into Gorhambury (Jennifer Gilbert/Ian Carle)
Great Offley, Red Kite, over allotments west of village (David Inward)
Harpenden, Red Kite, over Luton Road (David & Susan Lyons)
Hatfield, Red Kite, over Birds estate (S Chalmers)
Kings Langley, Chiffchaff, Siberian Chiffchaff at KL fishery, nr Grand Union Canal, notes and photos sent in. (Dan Forder)
Little Hadham, 40+ Fieldfare, Ash Valley Golf Course (Jono Forgham)
Little Hadham, Red Kite (Jono Forgham)
Little Hadham, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over Westland Green (Jono Forgham)
Little Hadham, Woodcock, flushed from local footpath (Jono Forgham)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, on pylon west of M25 (Chris Bessant)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 72 Corn Bunting, came in to roost (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Brambling (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Pitstone No 2 Quarry, 30 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Pitstone No 2 Quarry, Red-crested Pochard, female: first record here (Lee G R Evans)
Preston, 30 + Yellowhammer, surrounding fields at TL 171236. (Roger Jones)
Preston, 20 + Grey Partridge, with red legs, generally at TL 171236. (Roger Jones)
Preston, 75+ Red Kite, 60 plus at roost, 15 circling in surrounding fields. TL 171236 (Roger Jones)
Preston, 100 + Skylark, stubble field SW of Preston at TL 171236. (Roger Jones)
Rusling End nr Langley, Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Red Kite (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Vicky Buckel)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Pintail, Gadwall hide (Vicky Buckel)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, Barn Owl, Over rough pasture by Bow Bridge at first light (John Pritchard)
Shilley Green Farm nr Langley, Raven (Alan Ford)
St Albans, Siskin, at Watercress beds LNR (Andrew Steele)
St Albans, 15+ Lesser Redpoll, at Watercress beds LNR (Andrew Steele)
St Albans, Kingfisher, at Watercress beds LNR (Andrew Steele)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, on Cappell lane house (Darren Bast)
Stocker's Farm, 8 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair at flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Gordon Cox)
Stocker's Farm, Common Snipe, flooded field (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 7 Goldeneye, including 2 adult drakes (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), Little Owl, model railway (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c30 Golden Plover, over, one landed (David Booth)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Whitwell, 2 Little Egret, over Watercress beds. (Roger Jones)
Whitwell, 3 Raven, flying north west. (Roger Jones)
Willowmead nr Hertford, Goshawk, flying north towards Panshanger at 9.30am (Barrie Stockwell)

7th Dec: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 60 Great Black-backed Gull (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, adult + 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Batford, Little Egret (Jason Chapman)
Batford, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jason Chapman)
Batford, Kingfisher (Jason Chapman)
Batford, Grey Wagtail (Jason Chapman)
Beech Farm GP nr St Albans, 2 Stonechat (S Chalmers)
Beech Farm GP nr St Albans, Woodcock, flushed from Home Covert (S Chalmers)
Benington, Peregrine Falcon, female
Bowyers Water (Cheshunt GPs), Smew, redhead (Graham White)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), Bittern (Graham White)
Cheshunt GPs (exact water not specified), Peregrine Falcon (Graham White)
East Hyde, Red Kite (David & Sarah Lyons)
East Hyde, Little Egret (David & Sarah Lyons)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Black-necked Grebe (Tony Blake)
Hilfield Park Reservoir, Goldeneye (Tony Blake)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Purwell Meadows (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Red Kite (Simon Knott)
Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite (Lee Batten)
Redbourn, 35+ Fieldfare, foraging around Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)
Redbourn, 5 Redwing, foraging around Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)
Redbournbury, 2 Kingfisher (John Pritchard)
Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Stonechat (John Pritchard)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl (Ade Hall)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Goldeneye, male (Jane Free)
Woodhall Park & Lake, Egyptian Goose (Barry Reed)
Woodhall Park & Lake, 170 Wigeon (Barry Reed)

6th Dec: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Peregrine Falcon (Jane Free)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, Ring-necked Parakeet, in garden (G Hinton)
Braughing, 200 Golden Plover, in field north of friars road (Paula Moore)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 4m,2f (G Lapworth)
Colney Heath, Water Rail, at Park Corner,Colney Heath (C Harding/S Crockford)
East Hyde, 10 Redwing (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, Little Egret (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, Red Kite (John Kendrick)
East Hyde, 30 Fieldfare (John Kendrick)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male in our garden feeding on berries. (Tim Hill)
Hitchin, 2 Red Kite, Market area (David Inward)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Water Rail (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Barry Trevis)
Maple Cross, Peregrine Falcon, on Pylon west of M25 (Chris Bessant)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Blackcap, m and f in garden (Lee Fitz)
Preston, 100+ Linnet (Martin Ketcher)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Kingfisher (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Pintail, male, Gadwall Hide (Stuart Harrison)
Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, Water Rail (Stuart Harrison)
Stanstead Abbotts, Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jane Free)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, showing well on chimney of house by traffic calming signs north of village on Cappell Lane (Phil Ball)
Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified), Kingfisher (Jane Free)
Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, pair (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Farm, Little Owl (Gordon Cox)
Stocker's Farm, 5 Redwing (Ben Norcott)
Stocker's Lake, 5 Goldeneye, male & 4fem (G Lapworth)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 2 Egyptian Goose (Barry Reed)
Turnford Lakes (Cheshunt GPs), 4 Goosander, (1 male) (Barry Reed)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 10 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 7 Yellowhammer (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Water Rail (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)

5th Dec: Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Siskin (Jono Forgham)
Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), Marsh Tit, on feeders from James Hide (Jono Forgham)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Raven (Barry Reed)
Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 2 Goosander, males (D Norcott)
Hitchin, Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)
Lemsford Springs, 3 Little Egret (Tom Speller)
Lemsford Springs, Slavonian Grebe, fishing opp focus hide in river lee (Phil Makins)
Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper, two ringed (Barry Trevis/Tom Speller)
Lemsford Springs, Water Rail (Barry Trevis/Tom Speller)
Lemsford Springs, Blackcap, female in Warden's garden. (Barry Trevis)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, first time seen in garden on feeders (Merle Gwyn)
Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), Blackcap, male in garden (Lee Fitz)
Preston, 85+ Red Kite, 4.00 pm, just before roost (John Moss Blundell)
South Oxhey, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, in my Oxhey hall gdn (Joan Thompson)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 15 Common Snipe (Tom Speller)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Water Rail (Tom Speller)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Little Egret (Tom Speller)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 2 Yellowhammer, males (Tom Speller)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, Green Sandpiper (Tom Speller)
Standalone Farm nr Letchworth, 50+ Redwing (Tom Speller)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl, Cappell Lane (Jono Forgham)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Tring Sewage Treatment Works, Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (Lee G R Evans)
Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Red-crested Pochard (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 9+ Tree Sparrow (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Barnacle Goose, escape (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Little Egret (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 66 Golden Plover (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Kingfisher (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Water Rail, heard (R Coombes/S Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Peregrine Falcon, juvenile (R Coombes/S Blake)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100 Redwing (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Red Kite (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 80 Fieldfare (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 258 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100+ Fieldfare, on dry canal (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), Black-tailed Godwit, In front of hide (G Hinton)
Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 27 Skylark (Lee G R Evans)

4th Dec: Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park, 158 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park, 22 Mandarin (Lee G R Evans)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Mediterranean Gull, adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, adult + 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 49 Great Black-backed Gull (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Borehamwood, 18 Monk Parakeet, as part of ongoing survey work, established the presence of just 1 remaining colony today (Lee G R Evans)
Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 8 Red-crested Pochard, 6m,2f (G Lapworth)
Harpenden, Blackcap, male on garden sunflower feeder (Alan Jackson)
Hitchin, Little Egret, also seen by Martin Ketcher and others (David Inward)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Grey Wagtail, In my garden (Anna Marett)
Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, Blackcap, male eating holly berries (Anna Marett)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Water Rail, by river path (Helen Lumley)
Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, Kingfisher (Helen Lumley)
Stevenage, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Parsonsgreen Wood, Great Ashby, with mixed tit/treecreeper flock. TL 25512 27724
Stocker's Farm, Stonechat, fem (G Lapworth)
Stocker's Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 1m,3f (G Lapworth)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c10 Tree Sparrow (Gordon Cox)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c50 Golden Plover, with c100 Lapwing (Gordon Cox)

3rd Dec: Apsley, Blackcap, male in Manor Estate garden (Frank Manfield)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Raven, heading west over Westbrook Hay (L. Flower)
Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Red Kite, Westbrook Hay (L. Flower)
Braughing, Rough-legged Buzzard, by Furneux Pelham road 1 mile N of Braughing (Andy Brown)
Braughing, 30+ Fieldfare, north of village (Andy Brown)
Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 2 Red Kite (Steve Evans)
Hemel Hempstead, Red Kite, Maylands Ave (Michael Howard)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Little Egret, on Blackbirds Moor (Lee G R Evans)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Hemel Hempstead, 3 Kingfisher, on Blackbirds Moor (Lee G R Evans)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, Egyptian Goose (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 40 Fieldfare (Simon Knott)
King's Meads nr Hertford, 35 Redwing (Simon Knott)
Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Egyptian Goose (Lee G R Evans)
St Albans, Lesser Redpoll, Watercress beds LNR (Andrew Steele)
St Albans, Red Kite (Steve Evans)
St Albans, Water Rail, Watercress beds LNR (Andrew Steele)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl (Darren Bast)
Stevenage, Woodcock, Tilekin Wood, Great Ashby
Stocker's Farm, Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, Fieldfare (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Farm, 5 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Mel Barnett)
Stocker's Lake, 35 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Stocker's Lake, 2 Goldeneye (Mel Barnett)
Stocker's Lake, Chiffchaff (Lee G R Evans)
Therfield Heath, 19 Grey Partridge, 2 separate coveys on W of path. (Steve Akrill)
Therfield Heath, 12 Redwing, Working N along hedge. (Steve Akrill)
Therfield Heath, 6 Red Kite, Over field E of path close to Therfield village (Steve Akrill)
Therfield Heath, Peregrine Falcon, Female at N end of Heath. Briefly on ground then flew NW over woods. (Steve Akrill)
Therfield Heath, 250 Linnet, Feeding on seed heads at Greys farm (Steve Akrill)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 40 Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Grey Wagtail (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 9 Chiffchaff, 8 wintering behind Broadwater Sailing Club on the Colne and 1 by the sailing club east of Troy Mill Pit (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Red Kite (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Egyptian Goose (Lee G R Evans)
Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Water Rail, heard (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c70 Golden Plover, over, 2 with Lapwings on pit (Alan Gardiner) (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Wigeon (Steve Blake)

2nd Dec: Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Water Rail, from James hide (Rob Stubbs)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 2x 1st winter, 2x adult (Barry Reed)
Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, Caspian Gull, 1st winter (Barry Reed)
Puckeridge, Red Kite, over A120 (Gillian Price)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 12 Little Egret, roosted on island (Lee G R Evans)
Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, Kingfisher (Lee G R Evans)
Stanstead Abbotts, Little Owl (Darren Bast)
Watton at Stone, Red Kite (Nigel Denison)

1st Dec: Bricket Wood, Blackcap, female in garden (P.Delaloye)
Colney Heath, Red Kite (Steve Evans/Ann Lee)
Digswell Meadow, Little Egret (Christopher Benton)
Frithsden Beeches, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Mike Spittles)
Heartwood Forest - W of B651, Stonechat, female (B.Harper)
Hemel Hempstead, 2 Kingfisher, ♂+ ♀ immatures on river Bulbourne, west of Two Waters Rd. (L. Flower)
Hemel Hempstead, Little Egret, river Bulbourne (L. Flower)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Water Rail (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Redwing (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), Bittern, flew out of reedbed at 4pm (Lee G R Evans)
Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 45 Corn Bunting, roosted in the reedbed - a very poor showing indeed (Lee G R Evans)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Raven, harassing a crow (B.Harper)
Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, Red Kite (B.Harper)
Stevenage, Little Egret, stream south of North Herts College, Monkswood Way (David Inward)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Barnacle Goose, escape (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 67 Golden Plover (Steve Blake)
Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, Peregrine Falcon (Steve Blake)
Welwyn Garden City, Grey Wagtail (Murray Brown)

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